“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?” Read More
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. Read More
More than 26 million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence, and of those people, 2 percent are affected by nighttime incontinence, or adult bedwetting. This condition can be difficult to maintain, leading to frustrations with wet beds and skin infections. Read below to find out what essentials you need to protect against nighttime incontinence. Read More
The cold winter months of this season can be especially harmful to the skin. Our skin becomes red, itchy and cracked due to excessive dryness. For elderly adults, the effects are more critical as the skin is thinner and more sensitive. Here are some simple ways to keep your elderly loved one’s skin healthy during the cold weather. Read More
My elderly mom is bedridden and incontinent. How do I keep her skin clean and healthy?
Bedridden individuals who are also incontinent have a high risk of developing pressure sores and diaper rashes, so it’s very important to maintain personal hygiene. As a caregiver, there are several things you can do to ensure that your mother’s skin stays dry, yet moisturized, and healthy.
If your incontinent loved one is bedridden, you’ll need to learn how to properly change his/her diaper. Prompt and frequent changes are crucial in preventing painful bedsores and rashes.
Before you start cleaning, make sure to inform your loved one that you are about to change his/her diaper. Throughout the whole process, kindly explain to them what you’re doing, so they won’t be alarmed.
Wearing adult diapers and incontinence pads on a daily basis can take a toll on the skin, especially if you don’t change and cleanse often. Adult diaper rashes can be irritating and painful, but they’re also completely preventable. These following Aloe Vesta products are the tools you’ll need to promote better skin care while managing urinary incontinence. Read More
Pressure sores, also known as pressure ulcers or bedsores, are painful skin rashes that are caused by constant pressure on parts of the body, or moist conditions from wearing an adult diaper. If left untreated, pressure ulcers can become infected and be fatal. Here are several tips on how you can prevent against bedsores. Read More
If you experience urinary incontinence, the colder months can be a nightmare. With all the coughing and sneezing that naturally follows the winter season, you may be running for the bathroom more often than usual. Here are three tips on how you can manage incontinence during the winter. Read More
Long exposure to urine and fecal matter can lead to skin infections and diaper rashes. That’s why it’s best to change an adult diaper as soon as soiling occurs and use special pH balanced cleaners, wipes, and creams. Caregivers should check on the individual every few hours, especially if the wearer lacks the mental capability of realizing that he or she needs to be changed. Read More
When taking care of a wheelchair-bound or bedridden patient with incontinence, it’s important to focus on their physical and emotional wellbeing. Here are five tips for caregivers to help make caring for their loved ones easier. Read More
Skin health is crucial when you’re managing urinary incontinence. Without proper perineal care, pressure ulcers and diaper rashes may develop, resulting in great discomfort and skin breakdown. We recommend a three-step approach to incontinence skin care. Read More