That's what the continence service told me. If the pad isn't absorbent enough then they should be taking advice on what level of absorbency is appropriate.I've been told from several sides that double padding is completely useless as it doesn't adequately address the problem of absorbency. I am not a nurse so don't know how true this is.
Yes Dad did use pads before he went into care . Myself and my sister cared for him and we never needed to double pad him. We had spoke with the care manager last week about some other issues which she said she will address with the carers . It was yesterday after Dad had been bathed did I notice the double padding . We are logging all our concerns and will meet again with the care manager next week.Nope it should not be happening - continence nurses have told us it is useless and is an old practice which is not necessary with today's pads. It can make people sore and uncomfortable. My first step would be to ask the home why they are doing it. Did he have pads before he went into the care home and do you know what they were and if they worked well?