What are the different styles of Incontinence pad?

Date: 22/03/21

Finding the right type of adult incontinence pads for your needs can be a difficult task. There are different types of incontinence products available on the market and whether you are looking to buy the right fit for a loved one you are caring for, or you are responsible for managing the supply of incontinence pads and incontinence bed protectors for a care home, it can be difficult to know where to start. This is where an experienced supplier of incontinence products, such as Incodirect, comes in very handy.

What is incontinence?

Incontinence is the accidental loss or urine or an involuntary bowel motion. There are different levels of severity for those suffering with incontinence, ranging from mild leaks of urine to complete loss of control of the bladder and/or bowel.

Urinary incontinence – this can occur in women during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond, and in men and women due to accidents and injuries or long-term conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and other conditions.

Faecal incontinence – people suffering with this type of incontinence can pass faeces without any warning and similar to urinary incontinence the severity can differ greatly from one person to the next. 

How to manage incontinence?

We have a range of incontinence products available to help manage the situation and provide those suffering with a chance to stay clean and hygienic, have greater movement and capabilities and to sleep soundly at night. Here, we are going to look at the different styles of incontinence pads.

There are a few types of incontinence pads to choose from, but the main are:

Rectangular incontinence pads – the ‘classic’ pad is designed to use with pouch or net pants, with a waterproof back and a fabric between the pad and the skin that keeps it dry. These are the most suitable pads for discretion and those suffering with light incontinence.

Shaped incontinence pads – coming in both small and large sizes, shaped pads are for light to moderate incontinence if you choose the smaller pads and for moderate to heavy incontinence with the larger pads. They are easier to position and to stay in place, making them a good fit to aid mobility.

Aside from the pads, you can also choose from a range of incontinence pants that provide a similar application, such as pull up incontinence pants and all-in-one incontinence pants. It is important to think about the severity and type of incontinence that the pads are being bought to help with, as well as the freedom of movement desired and required. This will always vary from person to person and our team are happy to offer advice and guidance on the matter if you need some assistance.

A trustworthy source of incontinence products from Incodirect

Incodirect has been delivering incontinence solutions to care homes and individuals for over 30 years. We have the experience and supplies to ensure that any incontinence that a person is suffering with can be managed in the best possible way. We have a wide range of adult incontinence pads, incontinence bed protectors and other types of incontinence products to suit myriad situations and personal needs.

If you would like to find out more about our product and services, please feel free to contact Incodirect today on enquiries@incodirect.co.uk or call 01253 888 310.

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