The Best Way to Protect Your Bed from Incontinence

February 25, 2014 2 min read

    “My 82-year-old grandmother has been experiencing incontinence lately, especially during the night. I’m tired of washing the sheets every day. How do I keep the mattress protected from constant urine leakage?”

Mattress protection is crucial when it comes to urinary incontinence. Without some type of waterproof bedding, your mattress can be left soaked in urine and your laundry pile increasing each day. A simple way, and also the most economical way, to protect the bed is to use a vinyl mattress cover.

Vinyl covers are inexpensive, yet the waterproof protection they provide is superb. They protect the mattress against incontinence and bedwetting, as well as spilled drinks and pet accidents. Vinyl covers also help reduce your load! All you need to do is wipe down the cover with a damp cloth.

These mattress protectors are available in two different styles, fitted and zippered. A fitted vinyl cover is very easy to put on and take off since it works just like a fitted sheet. A zippered mattress cover encases the mattress on the top, bottom and all four sides. This not only keeps urine and other liquids from damaging the mattress, but also keeps bedbugs, dust mites and other allergens from getting in.

Our most popular vinyl cover is the Heavy Duty Zippered Mattress Protector. This waterproof cover is constructed of heavyweight 6-gauge vinyl, designed to last for many years to come. The cover is treated with antimicrobial agents to prevent the growth of mildew, mold and fungi. It comes in 9”, 12” and 16” depths in sizes from Twin to California King.

A waterproof vinyl cover can help extend the life of your grandmother’s mattress. Aside from mattress protection, make sure that your grandmother empties her bladder right before bed every night. If she is wearing absorbent undergarments, make sure that it is the right size and fit.


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