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Best Wound Care Products for Seniors

Posted by Chad Birt on Thu Oct 14 2021
Wound care is something all people need from time to time. If you fall and scrape your knee, cut yourself while making dinner, or have a wound from surgery to tend to, it’s important to know how to clean and care for the injury to prevent infection and other serious issues.Read More

Best Arthritis Products for Arthritic Hands

Posted by Chad Birt on Thu Oct 07 2021
It's estimated that 4 in 10 Americans will develop arthritis of the hands during their lifetime. While there’s no cure, there are a variety of arthritis products that can reduce pain, encourage mobility, and prevent more serious complications. Read More

BEST Vegan Meal Replacement Shakes. Detailed Review!

Posted by Chad Birt on Tue Sep 14 2021
If you care for someone who's on a liquid diet, it's important they receive enough calories, vitamins, and nutrients to maintain a healthy weight and thrive. Often, that's easier said than done, especially if your loved one is a picky eater and doesn't like certain foods. Enter vegan meal replacement shakes.Read More

10 Best Adult Diapers. Detailed Review.

Posted by Chad Birt on Wed Feb 17 2021
There are dozens of incontinence products on the market, but what are the best adult diapers? This is an important question, especially if you care for someone with bladder or bowel control issues. Read More

Best Skin Rash Products

Posted by Jessie Ary on Wed Sep 15 2021
Many people struggle with skin irritation or skin rashes, whether they are from harsh weather, poison ivy, psoriasis, eczema, friction from clothing or guards (contact dermatitis), or from washing hands more than usual. Luckily, this is where the best skin rash products come in.Read More

Top Boost Nutritional Drinks Ranked

Posted by Jack Vejvoda on Wed Sep 08 2021
Boost is a leading provider of nutritional drinks that meets the needs of any consumer. Their mission is to help people live happier, healthier lives by making it easy to get the extra protein, calories, and nutrition needed for everyday living. Read More

Limited Mobility: Best Caretaking Supplies

Posted by Chad Birt on Thu Sep 30 2021
Many older adults who require care also experience limited mobility. Devices like walkers, canes, and rollators can encourage independence at home, but more complex activities like bathing, changing, or using the toilet often require additional assistance.Read More

A Beginner's Guide to Ostomy Systems

Posted by Chad Birt on Tue Oct 05 2021
Many people who are diagnosed with serious bowel or bladder issues, like diverticulitis, Crohn's disease, or bladder cancer, need ostomy systems to eliminate waste from their bodies.Read More

Best Pulse Oximeter

Posted by Jack Vejvoda on Wed Oct 06 2021
Pulse oximeters are getting much more attention these days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You might be wondering, how does this device work and how can it help me?Read More

7 Inside Tips to Save Money on Incontinence Products

Posted by Brianna Maguire on Fri Nov 13 2020
We’re sharing the insider tips and tricks we’ve learned about spending less money on incontinence. Learn about why expensive products might not be the best choice for you, how buying more can actually save you money, and how you may qualify for a tax deduction. Read More

10 Diabetic Supplies to Adapt to a New Diagnosis

Posted by Declan Davey on Tue Aug 31 2021
Consider purchasing these diabetic supplies after a new diagnosis. Important items on the list include lancets, glucose tablets, and test strips.Read More

Nutrition Drinks for Adults and Seniors for 2021: Top Picks

Posted by Declan Davey on Tue Jan 05 2021
Scratching your head and wondering about the many flavors, consistencies, and ingredients in the wide range of nutrition drinks on the market today? Wonder no more! We’ve put together some frequently asked questions from our members, along with a list of our best-selling nutrition shakes and drinks for adults. Read More

What is MEDIHONEY?

Posted by Chad Birt on Fri Jul 02 2021
Humans first discovered the medicinal benefits of honey more than 5,000 years ago, but the sweetener didn’t receive FDA clearance until 2011, when New Jersey-based medical devices company, Derma Sciences, Inc., introduced their MEDIHONEY® hydrogel to the market.Read More

What is Thick Water?

Posted by Chad Birt on Thu Jan 28 2021
As you age, the 50 pairs of muscles and nerves responsible for helping you swallow experience wear-and-tear. Over time, these changes can cause the muscles to atrophy, making it difficult to keep food or liquids down. Thickening agents help make consumption easy and hassle-free. In this blog, we’ll provide a comprehensive overview of thick water, including what it is, who can benefit, and where to buy it.Read More

What are Food & Drink Thickeners?

Posted by Chad Birt on Tue Jan 19 2021
In this blog, we’ll discuss food, drink, and liquid thickeners in depth, including what they are, who can benefit from them, and where to buy them. Read More

Best Adult Diapers and Diaper Alternatives for Men

Posted by Declan Davey on Tue Dec 22 2020
We realize that wearing a diaper can be an inconvenience and that you’d probably much rather do without them. But the upside is that diapers—along with other incontinence products—are now available in all shapes and sizes.Read More

Adult Pull-Ups vs. Diapers: What's the Difference?

Posted by Declan Davey on Thu Dec 17 2020
Adult pull-ups vs. adult diapers… which one to opt for? The choice becomes much easier when you know the main pros and cons of each type of incontinence protection, so let’s waste no time.Read More

How to Choose the Best Incontinence Pads

Posted by Declan Davey on Tue Dec 29 2020
If you’re dealing with the symptoms of incontinence, we want to make sure you don’t struggle on your own. Read More

Incontinence After Prostate Surgery

Posted by Declan Davey on Tue Mar 16 2021
Get tips and help you need for Incontinence After Prostate Surgery. Learn about various types of incontinence. See our recommended products.Read More

Post-Surgery Recovery: 8 Supplies for After Hospital Care at Home

Posted by Declan Davey on Wed May 12 2021
If you or a loved one have been hospitalized for planned or unplanned reasons, discharge is something to look forward to after what may have been a rough few days or weeks. Unfortunately, the transition to after-hospital care at home isn’t always so simple. Read More

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Baby Wipes vs. Adult Wipes vs. Wet Wipes: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Chad Birt on Thu Jun 17 2021
When caring for someone with incontinence, always have a bag ready with adult diapers, adult wipes, and clean clothing. If your loved one experiences a urine or bowel void, the sooner you can...Read More

Disposable vs Reusable Underpads Explained

Disposable vs Reusable Underpads

Posted by Chad Birt on Thu Jul 22 2021
Caring for someone who experiences urine or bowel incontinence requires extra time and energy. You want your loved one to live an independent and rewarding life, but without risking damage to furniture or having to do extra laundry. Adult diapers and booster pads can certainly help, but sometimes additional materials like underpads (or chux) are necessary. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between disposable vs reusable underpads.Read More

What is a Topliner Booster Pad?

Posted by Chad Birt on Tue Jan 12 2021
Often, even the most absorbent products fail to provide complete protection. Topliner booster pads can increase the longevity of your incontinence products and prevent frequent leaks. In this blog, we’ll discuss what topliner booster pads are, what they are intended to do, and why you should use them.Read More

Pureed Food for Adults

Posted by Chad Birt on Wed Mar 24 2021
By serving your loved one meals with a soft, pudding-like consistency, it’s possible to provide them with the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients they need while lowering the risk of choking or digestive issues. To determine if pureed foods are right for your senior, it’s important to know a little bit about them.Read More

How to Change an Adult Diaper: A Step-by-Step Guide

Posted by Brianna Maguire on Fri May 07 2021
If it’s your first time caring for someone who needs adult diapers with tabs, the changing process can seem intimidating. Maybe your loved one is coming home from a long-term care facility, maybe your teenager has grown out of their youth diapers, or maybe your loved one is experiencing heavy incontinence for the first time. Regardless, our Caregiving Specialists are here to help you become a pro with our guide on how to change an adult diaper. Read More

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7 Best Food & Drink Thickening Products

Posted by Chad Birt on Mon Jun 28 2021
Many seniors experience dysphagia—or difficulty swallowing—due to the natural aging process, neurological disorders, or cancer.Read More

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How to Enjoy the Pool or Beach with Bowel Incontinence: Carewell’s Guide to Adult Swim Diapers

Posted by Chad Birt on Mon Jul 12 2021
If you’ve stopped taking trips to the beach or pool due to bowel incontinence, you may want to consider adult swim diapers.Read More

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Vinyl vs Nitrile vs Latex Gloves

Posted by Chad Birt on Tue Jul 13 2021
Many caregiving responsibilities require medical-grade gloves. Gloves protect you and your loved one’s skin, reduce the risk of microbial contamination, and provide a more sanitary environment.Read More

What Are Compression Socks: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Brianna Maguire on Thu Sep 09 2021
For a lot of people, compression socks, or compression stockings, seem like magic. Just slip them on and enjoy relief from aches and pains, as well as a number of other health benefits. But they aren’t magic—they’re science.Read More

No More Accidents: Tips for Choosing the Best Catheter

Posted by Chad Birt on Tue Mar 16 2021
See our tips for choosing the best catheter. We've rated the best in an easy-to-read chart. Bonus, see maintenance tips on keeping it clean.Read More

What to Do If Your Loved One Doesn't Fit into Baby Diapers Anymore

Posted by Brianna Maguire on Mon Jun 08 2020
If your loved one has been incontinent for a long time, you’re probably used to the traditional baby diapers found in stores. But when your child grows and is still in incontinence products, it can create a sense of panic: What happens when there’s not another size up?Read More

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2021 Roundup of the Best Leak Proof Adult Diapers

Posted by Brianna Maguire on Tue Jun 22 2021
You’ve put your loved one to bed, finally gotten comfortable in front of your favorite show, and boom: they alert you of a leak and TV time is over. Or maybe you’re at lunch with a friend and your pull-up suddenly starts leaking, causing you to make up excuses and rush to the bathroom.Read More

Enteral vs. Parental Feeding

Enteral vs. Parenteral Feeding & Nutrition: A Complete Guide

Posted by Chad Birt on Wed Jun 16 2021
Many chronic health problems require special dietary needs, like enteral or parenteral feeding. If your loved one is unable to swallow or digest food normally, these nutritional regimens may be necessary.Read More

Emergencies 101: Building the Perfect First Aid Kit

Posted by Carewell Staff on Tue Sep 22 2020
As a caregiver, keeping one first aid kit in your car and one at home can save valuable time and prevent mishaps from escalating into emergencies. The faster you can get to your supplies, the faster you and your family members can start to heal! There are essential supplies that should be in every single first aid kit, and there are extra supplies that are not as critical, but great to have on hand if space and budget permit. We’ll give you both lists so you can create a kit that works best for you and your family. Read More

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Arthritis Relief – Care Kit Recommendations

Posted by Chad Birt on Thu Aug 05 2021
If you have arthritis or care for someone who does, an easy-to-access home care kit can provide significant relief. When you have all of the necessary equipment on hand, you can address (and even prevent) painful flare-ups before they interfere with you or your loved one’s daily routine. Read More

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How to Choose the Right Adult Diaper Size

Posted by Declan Davey on Thu Jun 03 2021
Just like with any item of clothing, knowing how to choose the right adult diaper size is vital to ensure comfort and effectiveness. We want to make sure you get the information you need, so here’s a summary of what this guide will cover.Read More

Guide to the Best Ways to Choose Bariatric Diapers

Posted by Declan Davey on Mon May 24 2021
Browse our guide to the best ways to choose bariatric diapers and learn about the comfiest, most secure options you can buy online.Read More

Are You Making These 5 Mistakes When Purchasing Adult Diapers?

Posted by Carewell Staff on Wed Dec 02 2020
When you’re managing incontinence, having the right information on hand can lead to fewer leaks, lower costs, and—most importantly—better health. When is it time to move from a pad to an adult diaper? Is more expensive better? How do you choose absorbency level? Read on for solutions to the most common mistakes adults make when managing incontinence. Read More