How to Put on an Adult Diaper

by Chelsea Wardach March 12, 2015 1 min read

This post is for those who are new to wearing incontinence briefs – whether you’re caring for someone with bladder problems or are experiencing the condition yourself.

Putting on and changing an adult diaper can be tricky, especially if you’ve never had practice before. The process is similar to changing a baby’s diaper.

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New UK Diaper Sensor Helps Alert Caregivers

by Chelsea Wardach November 04, 2014 2 min read

Researchers from the UK are currently developing a “smart diaper” that will alert caregivers when an elderly patient has soiled their adult diaper. The Sensidry System features a moisture-sensitive strip that attaches to a transmitter inside the patient’s diaper. When the diaper becomes wet, an electronic signal is sent to a receiver, which then sends a text message to the caretaker.
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Preventing Diaper Rashes While Wearing Depends

by Chelsea Wardach October 23, 2014 2 min read

“My elderly parent just started wearing Depends. Recently, I’ve noticed some rashes on my dad’s bottom. Can you tell me why this is happening?”
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Top 5 Elderly Fall Prevention Tips

by Bryan Mercer September 23, 2014 2 min read

Today marks the 7th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day. This year’s theme is Strong Today, Falls Free Tomorrow. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adults over the age of 65 will suffer a serious fall this year. Twenty to thirty percent of older adults who fall will suffer injuries such as hip fractures and head traumas, which can hinder their independence.
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Best Incontinence Supplies for Bedridden Loved Ones

by Chelsea Wardach July 17, 2014 2 min read

Skin health and personal hygiene are critical when taking care of a loved one who is both incontinent and bedridden. Staying in bed for long hours, while wearing an adult diaper can cause painful pressure sores (bed sores) on the skin. If left untreated, pressure sores can be deadly.
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CDC Reports More Than Half of Older Americans Experience Incontinence

by Chelsea Wardach June 26, 2014 2 min read

More than 50 percent of noninstitutionalized adults aged 65 and over suffer from incontinence, according to a new CDC report.

Data was taken from various surveys, including the 2007-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities (NSRCF).

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Protecting Furniture from Incontinent Parents

by Chelsea Wardach June 19, 2014 2 min read

“My elderly dad is incontinent and wears adult diapers. How do I protect the furniture from getting wet?”

In the bedroom, you’ll want the best waterproof protection for your mattress. There are many options here.

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National Nursing Home Week 2014: “Living the Aloha Spirit”

by Chelsea Wardach May 13, 2014 1 min read

This week, May 11-17, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) encourages you and your loved ones to live the “Aloha Spirit” in honor of National Nursing Home Week (NNHW).

The word, “Aloha”, means more than just a farewell; it’s an endearing term to “show others love and respect and joyfully share life in order to create a better world.”

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Is Urinary Incontinence a Normal Part of Aging?

by Chelsea Wardach April 29, 2014 1 min read

“My elderly grandmother has been having trouble controlling her bladder. I don’t know what’s the problem. Is it because she’s getting old?”

As we grow old, we’re not as strong and active as we used to be. Walking takes a little longer. Putting on clothes gets a little harder. And our bladder may get a little weaker.

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How to Get a Loved One to Wear Incontinence Briefs

by Chelsea Wardach March 20, 2014 2 min read

“My partner refuses to wear adult diapers because it makes him feel embarrassed. He needs absorbent protection. What other options does he have?”

It can be difficult to get loved ones to entertain the idea of wearing an adult diaper, let alone any time of incontinence protection. The first thing to consider is...

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Introducing the New Janibell Diaper Disposal System

by Chelsea Wardach March 18, 2014 1 min read

Diaper disposal systems offer an easy and hygienic way to dispose of dirty diapers. National Incontinence is now carrying the Janibell Diaper Disposal System, which features a spring loaded lid and a no-mess foot pedal for hands-free disposal.
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My Elderly Mom’s Diaper Keeps Leaking. Help!

by Chelsea Wardach March 06, 2014 2 min read

“My 74 year old mother keeps leaking through her diapers and I don’t know why. I’m tired of doing all this laundry! Any suggestions?”

There are several reasons why your mother’s briefs are leaking...

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