What is Incontinence?
Incontinence is the term used to describe an involuntary excretion of urine or faecal matter. Although more prevalent in women and the elderly, incontinence can occur to anyone at any stage in life. Around 1 in 4 people have lived with incontinence at some point in their lives (and they’re just the ones who admit to it). According to Persistence Market Research, this figure is driven by ‘the rise in aging population and the increasing awareness and acceptance of incontinence products’.
What Causes Incontinence?
The causes of incontinence are plentiful. However, the main culprits are:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Spinal Injuries
When unmanaged, incontinence can conjure feelings of angst, stress and embarrassment. At its worst, it can leave sufferers prisoners in their own home, worried that if they leave the house, they’ll have an unfortunate accident. But incontinence doesn’t have to have such an impact on day-to-day life. At Beaucare, we sell a wide variety of discreet incontinence products to help people of all ages manage incontinence, giving them the confidence to do whatever they want, whenever they want.
Managing Incontinence at Home
For some, keeping their incontinence under control at night can be the biggest worry. To overcome this challenge and help you to have a stress-free night’s sleep, we sell a range of reliable washable and disposable incontinence sheets. Perfect to be used at home (or during trips away), these incontinence sheets provide an absorbent, waterproof layer to protect the mattress from leakages and are suitable for various severities of the condition. But which incontinence sheets are right for you?
Disposable Incontinence Sheets
Disposable incontinence sheets or disposable underpad sheets help those suffering from incontinence to avoid the unpleasant consequences of involuntary night-time accidents. These highly-absorbent sheets are the product of choice for many, catering to the needs of care homes, the medical industry and private buyers alike.
Higher Absorbency Levels: Generally, disposable products are able to offer higher levels of absorbency than their washable counterparts.
Hygienic: As disposable incontinence are thrown away after each use, they are considered more hygienic.
Costly: Using disposable incontinence sheets regularly can be expensive.
Disposal: When away from home, disposing of incontinence sheets discreetly can prove difficult.
Washable Incontinence Sheets
Washable incontinence sheets or reusable bed pads are becoming increasingly popular due to their economic and environmental benefits. Dubbed the ‘green’ alternative to disposable pads, these incontinence sheets can be washed multiple times, providing extra night-time protection night after night.
Money Saving: As reusable bed pads are designed to be washed several times, they have a longer product life span, saving you money!
Environmentally Friendly: Better for the environment- the ‘green’ alternative to disposable pads.
Stress-Free: With washable incontinence sheets, you don’t have to keep checking the supply cupboard for disposable products.
Physically Tiring: Washing reusable bed pads after each use can become physically demanding and draining work.
Indiscreet: Privacy may be compromised if the incontinence product is hung up on a washing line or radiator to dry.
With over 20 years of experience, Beaucare knows a thing or two about incontinence management. So, if you or someone you care about suffers from incontinence and you’re looking for expert advice, contact us today.