Incontinence products

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Aubern, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. Aubern

    Aubern Registered User

    Jan 19, 2006
    1
    East Anglia
    I am a very new carer and just starting to have to purchase bed protection and knickers for women. Has anyone any views on good products and where and how to buy them? I would prefer not to purchase online unless there is a telephone contact number.

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
    3,453
    Talk to your doctor/district nurse and see if it is appropriate to get the Incontinence team involved. They will provide pads free of charge. My mum used those with ordinary pants. We toileted her hourly during the day to avoid as many accidents as possible. You can get bigger pads for the night time.
    Amy
     
  3. Nutty Nan

    Nutty Nan Registered User

    Nov 2, 2003
    787
    Buckinghamshire
    Aubern,
    We had advice from our Community Psychiatric Nurse, and my husband's incont. pants are supplied free of charge from the NHS (I don't know whether this depends on your financial assessment).

    The Kylie sheets we received from the NHS are un-backed, and therefore no good unless you are comfortable with a substantial polythene sheet underneath.
    However, I have purchased a couple of backed Kylie sheets, and they are a very worthwhile investment.

    Best wishes!
     
  4. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Hi Aubern, just wanted to say welcome to TP. Glad to see you are getting some good advice. Connie
     
  5. EDITH

    EDITH Registered User

    Jan 26, 2006
    24
    Incontinence Products.

    THE INCONTINANCE NURSE AT YOUR GP SURGERY SHOULD HAVE A LIST OF PRODUCTS THAT YOU CAN PURCHASE. THEY ALSO PROVIDE PATIENTS WITH WHAT THEY CALL A "KYLIE" (as in the singer) THIS IS A SUPERB SOFT COMFY WATER PROOF SHEET THAT WORKS SORT OF LIKE BABY NAPPIES IN THAT THE WATER IS ABSORBED AND IS DRAWN FROM THE TOP LAYER OF THE KYLIE TO PROTECT FROM SATURATION. THE FIRST ONE IS GIVEN FREE OF CHARGE WITH DETAILS OF HOW AND WHERE TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL ITEMS. HOPE THIS MAY BE OF SOME HELP TO YOU.
     

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