For many people, as they reach old age there is a need to deal with incontinence. This could happen gradually over time, or become an issue as we reach a certain point in life where we are suffering with disease and long-term illness, but luckily there have been developments that allow us to deal with adult incontinence in a much better way than previous generations could. Adult nappies are created specifically for an adult to wear, for those suffering with urinal incontinence or faecal incontinence. When the elder generation require some extra attention and loving care, an adult nappy is a fantastic way to bring them comfort and convenience.
The use of adult nappies can often be looked upon negatively, as we most commonly associate the use of nappies with babies and young children. However, incontinence pads and adult nappies serve a great purpose, helping out with urinary and faecal incontinence and other issues. When you consider what it is like for people who have weakened bladder control, or are confined to a bed, it can be really difficult to manage how they go to the toilet, without adding to a feeling of worry or shame on the part of that person.
This can be seen most clearly where adult nappies make a positive difference to the lives of those suffering with dementia and other long-term health issues where there is a deterioration of control over the body. Even for those suffering slight incontinence issues for any reason, an adult nappy can provide a number of benefits.
Firstly, the correctly fitting adult nappy or incontinence pad can provide extra comfort throughout the day or night, providing that relaxing, worry-free feeling as you go about your day, or to help you sleep soundly at night. It provides that sense of safety. For those patients who are bed bound, adult nappies and incontinence pads are perfect for the fight against bed sores and other associated rashes. Alongside this, they can also soak up any excess liquids and help to prevent bad odour that can become apparent when patients sit in their own urine or faecal matter for too long without assistance.
Learning how best to deal with adult incontinence, especially if you are caring for a loved one who has become bed ridden, or unable to control their bladder, can be quite challenging at the best of times. Finding a solution in adult nappies and adult incontinence pads, can go a long way to finding an easy, and comfortable solution to this issues that will help a person to go about their daily life without having to worry about incontinence. In nursing homes and healthcare institutions, they also offer a great level of assistance to professionals looking after dementia patients and other people who have lost physical control and need help with urinary and faecal incontinence.