Made in America: Caregiving Products Manufactured in the U.S.A.
Happy (belated) Fourth of July! We hope you had a relaxing long weekend and got to spend time with your loved ones.
If you’re a regular reader of the Carewell Resource Center, then you know we love a good product roundup. Today, we’re highlighting some of our favorite items made right here in the U.S.A.
What are the benefits of buying American-made products?
As a family caregiver, you’ve got a lot of big decisions to make. One of the most important, yet often overlooked, is stocking up on necessary supplies.
For example, if your care recipient has incontinence, it’s crucial you’re ready for an accident at any time. Having a to-go bag with a clean change of clothing, fresh pull-ups, and underpads can provide peace of mind.
When it comes to caregiving products, you’ve got thousands of international brands to choose from, but buying American offers several additional benefits, including:
Support of the local economy
Reduced carbon emissions
Support safe and fair working conditions for employees
Access to higher-quality goods
Important Note: The products featured below aren’t in any specific order. They’re just some of our best-selling items that are also American-made.
What caregiving brands are manufactured in the U.S.A.?
Here at Carewell, we carry various brands manufactured in America, including:
Tranquility is a family-owned and operated business best known for its line of incontinence products. The company’s lineup –– from diapers and booster pads to disposable absorbent underwear ––is designed to support peace of mind, dignity, and skin health.
With Tranquility items in your caregiving kit, there’s no second-guessing. Every package states the product’s full retention capacity in cups. What’s more, the clinically proven design absorbs and holds the stated fluid volume regardless of how much pressure is applied.
Attends has designed and manufactured high-quality incontinence products for more than 40 years. In 1980, it was the first company to market body-worn disposable briefs in North America and Europe.
Since that time, Attends has helped destigmatize both bladder and bowel incontinence. In addition to educating caregivers through helpful resources, the company offers dozens of incontinence products for people of all ages, genders, and activity levels. No matter the type of incontinence your care recipient experiences, Attends has something for you.
Prevail incontinence products are produced and distributed by First Quality, an American manufacturer founded in 1989.
Over the last 25 years, Prevail has worked with patients and clinicians to develop a line of incontinence products that are as comfortable as they are absorbent. From protective underwear and briefs to bladder control pads, underpads, and male guards, Prevail knows what it takes to keep your loved one clean and dry.
SwimMates is a line of waterproof incontinence products designed for wear under a swimsuit. They’re made by Tranquility, and feature inner leg cuffs and a thick barrier to help contain bowel incontinence. Additionally, SwimMates don’t swell or break apart in the water. That means no embarrassing leaks or bulges. They even fit discreetly under swimming trunks or a bathing suit.
Thera® skin care
Thera skin care products are manufactured by the American pharmaceutical company McKesson. They’re formulated to treat some of the most common and annoying skin problems, including athlete’s foot, jock itch, diaper rash, ringworm, and dandruff. Each Thera product is unique, but most recipes contain ingredients like zinc oxide, to prevent irritation, and hyaluronic acid to reduce the risk of dry, itchy skin.
Have questions about any of the listed products?
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about some of the American-made products we carry. If you’re unsure where to begin or still have questions, please contact our friendly Care Specialists.
Call (855) 855-1666 during normal business hours, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be happy to make recommendations that align with your budget and care recipient’s needs.
Chad Birt is a freelance B2B and B2C medical writer who resides in Astoria, Oregon. When he isn't behind a keyboard, you can find him hiking, camping, or birdwatching with his wife Ella and their two dogs, Diane and Thoreau.