These Breathable Incontinence Products Will Keep Your Senior Cooler this Summer
The scenario for Breathable Incontinence Products. “Mom, let’s change you out of those clothes and get you some water,” says Julie as she hands a water bottle to her elderly mother, June.
Julie is a mom of three young boys, wife to Steve, owner to Missy, the family lab, and a family caregiver to her elderly widowed mother June. June is a senior in her late 80’s and is in overall good health but needs help with daily activities.
That hot summer afternoon Julie notices her mother’s excessive sweating and deep breathing at the grocery store. June has heavy urinary incontinence and needs to use adult diapers and tends to overheat during the warm months. This situation could have been different if June wore breathable products that day.
How do you keep your loved one, like June, comfortable and cool during those hot summer days?
We’ll explain the three premium breathable incontinence products that you should consider this summer. We’ll also provide you with two special cleansing products you can use to keep your senior fresh and clean while wearing these products.
Breathable Adult Style Pull-Up Diapers
If your senior prefers to wear diapers that resemble regular underwear, have a curvy body, and have heavy urinary leakage. Then there is a special type of disposable underwear that is available for them.
The NorthShore FlexSupreme Lite™ is an absorbent pull-on style product. That has an absorbent core and a soft, flexible, stretch panel on the waistband. The underwear is a great daytime option for seniors. But can wear the underwear during the evening as well.
Additional Features of the NorthShore FlexSupreme™ Lite Underwear
- Holds up to 28 ounces of liquid (3.5 cups)
- Includes built-in leak guards near leg area prevent leaks onto clothing
- Has special microsorb lining in the product that wicks away wetness from the body. (helps cut down the chances of diaper rash)
Sizes offered: Sizes available: M-XXL
If your loved one needs a product that helps with both bowel and urinary leakage. Then consider the NorthShore GoSupreme Lite™ Underwear. The GoSupreme Lite™ Underwear has two special features that set it apart from other pull-up style underwear.
The first feature is the extra-long contoured absorbent lining located inside of the product. This lining expands further to the back of the underwear to help contain bowel movements. The second feature is the special leg openings for people with thinner legs. These leg openings are smaller than the leg openings on the average adult pull-on underwear. So the chance of leaks onto clothing is smaller.
Additional Features of the NorthShore GoSupreme Lite Underwear:
- Holds up to 28 ounces of liquid (3.5 cups)
- Includes dual leak guards to add an additional layer of protection near leg area
- Has a soft elastic waistband keeps product close to the body even when the product is full
Sizes available: M-XXL
Breathable Adult Diapers with Tabs
Tab-style diapers are a preferred style for some caregivers because changing is easier in bed or out in public. The most breathable, absorbent tab-style brief in the NorthShore brand is the AirPremium Brief.
The NorthShore AirPremium™ Brief has a cloth-like material exterior so air flows freely throughout the brief. Keeping your loved one’s skin cool. This brief has wide coverage in the front and back. This large absorbent zone helps to absorb both urinary and bowel voids. The cloth-like, rustle-free exterior of the brief promotes discretion and air-flow.
Additional features of the brief the NorthShore AirPremium™ Brief:
- Holds up to 32 ounces of liquid (4 cups)
- Includes tall leak guards near the leg area to prevent leaks
- Includes elastic on the rear of the waistband for more freedom and comfort during activities
Sizes available S-XL
As a caregiver, you know that there may be accidents at home and in public. You’ll not only need absorbent products but also cleansers to keep their body fresh and clean. We’ll discuss the additional products you will keep your loved one clean during those hot days outside.
Accessories to Keep Your Loved One Fresh During Warm Temperatures
Use these pre-moistened cleansing wipes anywhere on the body for any situation. The wipes are larger than the average adult wipe (9” X 13”) so they pick up more during big or small accidents. Also, promote healthy skin, are hypoallergenic, quilted and come with a touch aloe vera and calendula.
This no-rinse cleanser is helpful for seniors of all lifestyles. But especially for seniors that are bedridden. Spray this cleanser on any area of the body or on the perineal area. Simply apply the cleanser to the skin and wipe away with a washcloth. The cleanser does not have any dyes or scents.
Summer is a beautiful season to spend outside with your loved one. Don’t let your loved one experience what June was feeling that hot day. Keep your loved one cool and comfortable. Breathable incontinence products such as the FlexSupreme™ Lite Underwear and the AirPremium™ Brief offer complete protection without adding bulk to your loved one’s clothing.
Consider using body cleansing products such as the NorthShore Supreme Quilted Wipes and the Soothe & Cool No-Rinse Total Body Cleanser. Use these products alongside your loved one’s preferred disposable product. Remember, a comfortable loved one means a happier caregiver.
Request samples of these disposable products on NorthShore’s online sample request form. You can also call them directly at (800) 563-0161.
Care experts offer personalized product consultations are ready to assist with any questions you may have. It can be difficult to attend to your loved one with getting old, but it’s not impossible. With the right knowledge and products from Northshorecare.com, you can do this. Don’t forget about taking care of you and keeping your business going while you are caregiving. Theultimatecaregivingexpert.com is here to assist you on this journey, schedule your planning session so she can look at how to keep your life and your business running smoothly.
We’re always happy to help! Also, check out this post on traveling with your senior loved ones.
About the author
Belinda is an enthusiastic Marketing Content Specialist who loves to create engaging content for people managing incontinence. Belinda’s first-hand experience with product consultations at NorthShore Care Supply has given her a unique perspective on the challenges individuals face. Belinda’s ultimate goal is to educate readers in hopes of providing them the knowledge they need to live life to the fullest. In her free time, Belinda loves to explore hidden parks in Chicago and enjoys going to indie rock concerts.