Most of us in caregiving roles, whether professionally or out of necessity, know we need to care for ourselves in addition to our clients or loved ones. But how can taking care of ourselves be effortless and enjoyable and not just more work? Caregivers are experts on how to make others feel good, and our wheelhouses are full of knowledge, so why isn’t it easy to apply all those techniques to ourselves? Why isn’t it easy for caregivers to be good self-caregivers as well? And, how can that change?
Urinary incontinence is the loss of control over your bladder, and this condition affects adults more often as they age. There are multiple causes that may contribute to this condition, and the symptoms vary from mild to severe depending on the individual. Talk to your doctor if you believe you are experiencing urinary incontinence and they can recommend the appropriate treatments.
If anyone tells you that supporting a person with incontinence isn’t stressful, they haven’t had to do it. Personally, I have an adult son who has been incontinent his entire life. When I tell people this, they imagine a paralyzed or bed ridden individual, one who is changed at home, with all the supplies handy, acquiescent and compliant. But that is not the case.
The right disposable product can help adults suffering from incontinence maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for the perfect brand for yourself – or you’re a caregiver helping a patient or loved one – the tips below will help you find what you need.
Attends is proud to be a leading supplier of bladder control products to the VA, and continues to support our brave men and women for years to come.
We recently sat down with Tom Mendelsohn from Professional Medical Supply who now carries Attends Premier, the newest product line from the Attends brand. We wanted to ask him a few questions about how customers are reacting to Attends premier, why they like about the product and what keeps them coming back to the store.
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced that its Personal Care Division, a leading manufacturer in the disposable incontinence product category for over 35 years, launched their most absorbent and highest performing product line in the Attends ® family.
As you age, it’s easy to forget that your parents are aging with you and there will come a time when your roles reverse. The people who have always cared for you - your mom, grandmother or another mother-like figure will, in turn, need you to care for her.
Being a caregiver means juggling a lot of responsibilities. From managing different kinds of medications, scheduling doctor appointments, answering phone calls from concerned loved ones, greeting the hospice nurse, cooking dinner for your care recipient, to keeping the house clean, and perhaps even working a job yourself, you’ve got a lot to keep track of.