1. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,036
    Durham
    #21 jeany123, Sep 27, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2015
    Sorry that didn't work, a lot of firms are happy to send a sample of pants or pads that you are interested in for a small price then take it off the price if you order some,it might be better to do that instead of getting big packs and finding they are no good,

    http://attends.co.uk/products/freesamples/default.aspx

    http://www.ageukincontinence.co.uk/tena-sample-products.html

    http://www.abenaonline.co.uk/shop/free-incontinence-sample-134c1.html

    http://www.tena.co.uk/women/product-information/free-sample/

    http://www.ageukincontinence.co.uk/10p-sample-depend-pants-for-women-super-small-medium.html

    https://www.depend.co.uk/sample

    also for men if anyone is interested http://www.tena.co.uk/men/products/free-sample
     
  2. Kjn

    Kjn Registered User

    Jul 27, 2013
    5,835
    I'm not sure if I'm looking for the right thing here.
    This has happened before , then no problem ..then again today, dad is now getting to knowing needs a pee but forgets where he is going or that he needs to go somewhere, this morning on the bedroom floor while getting dressed (often spare room, wardrobe, kitchen bin) , this morning he then had poo accident , was everywhere his hands , he had sat on the bed etc.
    Wondered if he getting to the pull up pants at night stage, if that would help for any problems. Not that he will currently remove his undies:rolleyes:
    He did see dr and they stopped his metformin which seemed to have helped, yesterday he was at a new day care that's all that's changed , he may well be ok now but any advice where we are going next to be prepared?

    Kerry
     
  3. Ann Mac

    Ann Mac Registered User

    Oct 17, 2013
    3,693
    Hi Kerry, the trouble with the incontinence issue is that its so hard to predict, in my experience :( We went from Mil having the very occasional accident, to suddenly wet beds virtually evey night and then (equally suddenly) about 4 weeks of regular day time poo accidents - which have now gone to just occasional accidents again. It took me a long while to get Mil to accept pull ups at night and we have had weeks and months of her regularly removing them. However - touch wood - at the moment we have found that if she wears pj's with a partically 'corded' waist, she is (for some reason) leaving the pull ups on, and unless she 'floods' with a lot of wee, mostly the bed is dry. When the poo accidents started, I removed her ordinary undies and just started using the pull ups during the day as well. Maybe because she was use to them at night time, there wasn't much of a fight against them. Even though the poo accidents are now only occasionally, I've stuck with the pull ups during the day, as you just don't know when something will go from being an intermittent issue to an every day event, and I don't want to risk any problems getting her to have to accept them again. My own opinion is that sooner is better than later when it comes to introducing incontinence protection.

    HTH xxxx
     
  4. Kjn

    Kjn Registered User

    Jul 27, 2013
    5,835
    Thanks Ann
    Are there any particular type you'd recommend , would she just get these from any chemist/pharmacy ?
    Thanks for your reply, I think you are right , sooner the better.
     
  5. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
    10,706
    North West
    Sorry, but the GP is talking rubbish. I know this because it used to be my own belief!

    The reason why people might think this is that most people will only see pads and pants in supermarkets and large pharmacies. They aim their selection at people who need something for 'dribbles'. As Tena Produces many of these products, people associate the brand name with such products.

    In our long journey to find the most suitable solution for severe incontinence we tried many brands and types and finally found Tena pants maxi which have an absorbency of 2900 ml. Beat that!

    No continence service that I've read about on TP supplies pads/pants with anything like that absorbency.

    Needless to say, you will be hard put to find anywhere to buy them except online.
     
  6. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,779
    Female
    London
    I agree with Stanleypj.

    Our Continence Service supplies Tena Normal which are inadequate. Privately we buy Tena Super and Maxi (for night time) to make up the numbers as we don't receive enough anyway. I can find Tena Super in pharmacies and the supermarket but not Tena Maxi, so we order them online.
     
  7. Kjn

    Kjn Registered User

    Jul 27, 2013
    5,835
    Thanks for info everyone .
     
  8. Kjn

    Kjn Registered User

    Jul 27, 2013
    5,835
    My mums been buying tena maxi from the supermarket , can you get the same online? I've been looking at ageUK but so many different ones. I got her a selection of samples for lighter times. Is there another site to buy from you'd recommend or better with them?
     
  9. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
    10,706
    North West
  10. Katrine

    Katrine Registered User

    Jan 20, 2011
    2,839
    England
    We get Tena pull-ups for my mum on NHS prescription, as assessed by the Continence Nurse. However, we can only get 4 per day if we choose the lower absorbency, because they are cheaper. These are OK for daytime. I buy the highest absorbency pull-ups for night-time. I get these from Incontinence Choice:
    http://www.incontinencechoice.co.uk
     
  11. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
    10,706
    North West
    I guess the ones we use are not 'pull ups' even though you pull them up! Sorry.
     
  12. Katrine

    Katrine Registered User

    Jan 20, 2011
    2,839
    England
  13. Kjn

    Kjn Registered User

    Jul 27, 2013
    5,835
    Thanks for your help :D I've saved those sites for shopping later.
    I think he still doesn't think he needs them so it's a pull up for now .

    Do you think it's worth trying incontinenece nurse? How would we go about it?
     
  14. Katrine

    Katrine Registered User

    Jan 20, 2011
    2,839
    England
    Where my mum lives you ring the local district nurses office and ask to speak to the In/Continence Nurse. If they say they don't know what you're talking about then ask at the GP practice for the name and number of the right person. AFAIK it will be a district nurse, but they might be based in a different team.
     
  15. Kjn

    Kjn Registered User

    Jul 27, 2013
    5,835
    Ok thanks Katrine , we are cumbria so il see what I can find out tomo.
     
  16. Kjn

    Kjn Registered User

    Jul 27, 2013
    5,835
    Dads in hospital (admitted today) with an infection, mum mentioned they used nappy like pads as has been mentioned but also a foam? To clean him . Any ideas?
     
  17. Katrine

    Katrine Registered User

    Jan 20, 2011
    2,839
    England
  18. Kjn

    Kjn Registered User

    Jul 27, 2013
    5,835
    Oh what a dope , I never thought to look there. My heads in the clouds.Vague description from mum.
    Thanks yet again katrine.
     
  19. Paulaorma55

    Paulaorma55 Registered User

    Aug 31, 2016
    2
    Hi I've just read your message about inconitence and Im wearing nhs pads

    Hi just to say you can get pads or pull ups from nhs but you have to be referred by the doctor I've recently been to bladder clinic for scans and been told I have a over acted bladder they send me pads out every 3 months I still have accidents in bed and being disabled I've to shower strip bed get them dried but I bought KYLIE SHEETS OFF EBAY TO PUT ON TOp OF MY SHEET TO PROTECT MY BED they are brilliant come in single n double so it's worth looking into them as well but not sure if you can get them on nhs hope this helps good luck ..
     
  20. Paulaorma55

    Paulaorma55 Registered User

    Aug 31, 2016
    2
    hi it's me again boots sell pull up for adults or eBay as we got our mums off there people do tend to sell them cheaper what they have spare
     

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