Following requests we’ve now added the ultra absorbent Abena Abri-San Premium Extra 10 and Abena Abri-San Premium Extra Plus 11 to our range of Shaped Disposable Incontinence Pads. These Abri-San pads from Abena are super absorbent with a total absorbency of 2800ml and 3400ml respectively.
Other benefits of the Abena Abri-San range include:
-Odour Neutraliser to keep you protected for up to 12 hours.
-Body shaped for comfort and leakage protection.
-Discreet, soft, noiseless textile-feel backing.
-Discreet and comfortable.
-Wetness Indicator helps you identify when product needs changing.
-3 Absorption layers for fast absorption and greater capacity.
-Leakage barrier extend right to the edge of the pad with built-in cross barriers to the front and back .
These great value Latex gloves offer great flexibility and strength. They are Powder free and so are friendly to allergy sufferers. Powder Free Latex Gloves are a good all round glove for use in a range of environments, from medical uses in hospitals and care homes to every day uses by hygiene professionals or within a private residential home.
Powder free latex gloves are very strong and versatile whilst allowing the user enough sensitivity of feeling to perform their tasks easily without any feeling of clumsiness. These Powder Free Latex Disposable Gloves give maximum protection with minimal restriction and are supplied in a dispensing box of 100 gloves.
We’re slowly adding video content throughout the site to give you more information about our products. The latest we’ve added is for TENA Wash Cream.
TENA Wash Cream combines three skincare products into one:
- A mild, surfactant free cleanser
- A gentle, creamy moisturiser
- A non-smearing, protective film barrier
The special ingredients gently remove odour, urine and faecal residues with minimal effort and scrubbing. After cleansing the the special formulation helps restore the natural lipid and moisture balance of the skin and the protective skin film barrier minimises skin contact with urine and faeces to provide ongoing protection for fragile elderly skin.
The video gives more information on skincare and can be seen below or on the Tena Wash Cream product page.
Over the last few months we’ve been steadily adding to our range of Chair Pads. These washable, highly absorbent seat pads are designed to offer protection against incontinence for use on chairs, wheelchairs, car seats and other furniture whilst keeping the user dry and comfortable. The absorbent chair pads have an impermeable lining that helps to stop urine or spilled drinks from penetrating through to upholstery. They all have approx. one litre capacity rating and a special quilted upper layer that helps to trap liquids quickly and effectively.
All are machine washable so can be washed and re-used. They are soft and comfy to sit on and light enough to carry around. We now have a choice of 5 colours/designs – in Blue, Black, Burgundy, Floral and Tartan.
|Blue||19″ x 23”||48cm x 58cm|
|Black||16″ x 19”||40cm x 48cm|
|Burgundy||19″ x 24”||48cm x 60cm|
|Tartan||19″ x 24”||48cm x 60cm|
|Floral||19″ x 24”||49cm x 60cm|
We now offer CASE SAVER discounts on all our most popular incontinence Bed Pads. As well as Lille Bed Extra 24”x16” (DBB09) and Super 24”x36” (DDB08) we also now offer Lille Bed Extra 24″x24″ (DBB05), the more absorbent Lille Bed Super 24″x24″(DBB17) and Lille Bed Extra 24″x36″ (DBB06) in CASE SAVERS, giving you the opportunity to save up to 29% on disposable bed pads.
Care for patients with faecal incontinence costs $4,110 per person for both medical and non-medical costs like loss of productivity, according to new research from the University of Michigan.
The prevalence of faecal incontinence is expected to increase substantially, as the elderly population continues to grow rapidly. The study, published this month in the journal Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, is unusual in that it assesses the per-patient annual economic costs of the condition.
“Very few studies have looked at the cost of this embarrassing and socially-isolating condition,” says the study’s senior author Dee E. Fenner, M.D., “The disease is prevalent among men and women, and this study shows the cost is a significant burden to patients and to society.”
The condition usually involves unintentional loss of solid, liquid or mucous stool, and it affects 8.3% of adults who are not living in an institution such as a nursing home. It is equally prevalent in women and men, and the prevalence increases significantly with age.
Among women in their 80s, research shows about 15% report monthly bouts of faecal incontinence, says Fenner, who also is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology.
In the study, the researchers included three categories of cost: direct medical cost (diagnosis, treatment and management of the condition); direct non-medical cost (costs of non-medical resources like incontinence products or transportation to care); and indirect cost (loss of productivity).
“Our study suggests that the annual cost of faecal incontinence is similar to that of urinary incontinence,” says Fenner, adding that urinary incontinence doesn’t carry the same stigma as faecal incontinence and is more often talked about in the media and by health care providers.
Those who suffer with faecal incontinence find it difficult to hide odour issues, and the condition can lead to depression and social isolation. Many suffer for five years or more before seeking treatment options, Fenner says.
“For many patients, the sooner you are treated, the better,” Fenner says. Diet management, physical therapy for pelvic floor issues, anti-diarrhoeal medications can all be used, and more and more surgical options are available.
“This study shows that more attention should be directed to the prevention of this condition,” Fenner says. “In addition, interventions that can help patients manage their symptoms could generate financial benefits as well, because the results show that patients with more severe incontinence also have higher annual costs of care.”
We’ve had a number of positive comments about our new video about How to apply Incontinence Products so thought this was worth mentioning again. The video covers how to apply disposable incontinence products, including Shaped Pads, Lighter Shaped Pads, Men’s Incontinence Pads, Pull up Incontinence Pants, All in One (Slip) Incontinence Pads and Belted All in One Pads. As well as talking through key products features such as wetness indicators it also shows how the products should be put applied to the wearer to avoid risk of the products moving and leaks occuring.
Following on from the Quilted Single Mattress Protector, we added the Quilted Double Mattress Protector which has the same quilted top which gives extra comfort compared to other mattress protectors and also extra protection against the stains and dampness caused by incontinence so extends the life of your mattress.
The stretch skirt gives a superior fit to fully cover the top and sides of the mattress whilst the quilted polycotton top makes these both noiseless and extra comfortable as well as giving a low level of absorbency as a back up to an absorbent bed pad. This pad is machine washable and can be line or tumble dried if required (always read washing instructions).
As part of our ongoing series of videos we’ve just added our latest video – How to apply Incontinence Products. This video covers how to put on the most common types of disposable incontinence products, including Shaped Pads, Lighter Shaped Pads, Men’s Incontinence Pads, Pull up Incontinence Pants, All in One (Slip) Incontinence Pads and Belted All in One Pads. It talks through how the products should be put onto the wearer to avoid risk of leaks and also covers key products features such as wetness indicators.
More than half of elderly and disabled people in care homes are being denied basic health services while staff are failing to do enough to preserve their dignity, according to an official review.
Some older people routinely have to wait up to three months for formal checks for painful conditions such as bed sores, according to figures from the health care watchdog.
A quarter were not given a choice of male or female staff to help them use the lavatory and more than a third of care homes surveyed admitted delays in getting medication to residents.
Campaigners blamed NHS bureaucrats showing a “lack of interest” and failing to provide expert assessments for conditions as basic as incontinence.
The findings emerged after almost 1,000 elderly people descended on Parliament in March to lobby their MPs calling for a radical overhaul of the social care system.
Paul Burstow, the care minister, signalled that a widely anticipated white paper of the future of social care had been delayed until next month insisting: “Getting it right is better than rushing it out and getting it wrong.”
Among those who addressed the crowd was the actor Tony Robinson, an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society, who said it was an “undeniable fact” that the system of social care is now in crisis with millions of people faced with paying large sums for care unlikely to meet their needs in old age.
The Archbishop of York also threw his support behind the lobby. Speaking during a visit to a care home he called for an overhaul of the care system to provide “dignity and peace of mind” to older people.
Fresh evidence of the failings in the system was detailed as a raft of previously unpublished data gathered by the health care regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) was released.
It was drawn from the first ever nationwide review of how the needs of needs of care home residents across England are met.
The CQC report discloses that people suffering from incontinence have to wait more than two weeks for an assessment of their condition in almost 40 per cent of homes for the elderly surveyed.
But a separate detailed analysis of the CQC data carried out by the British Geriatrics Society, also found that more than 40 per cent specialist providers set themselves a target as long as 90 days to carry out such assessments.
Such delays have led to elderly people being denied the treatment they need or forced to use inappropriate incontinence products.
The CQC research also says that 30 per cent of nursing homes investigated had no clear policy on when to attempt to resuscitate patients who suffer a serious deterioration in their health.
In a quarter of homes, staff admitted they were unsure about the health care needs of those in their care.
The Geriatrics Society study showed that only 57 per cent of Primary care trusts ensure that all elderly people under their responsibility have access to key services including continence assessments, physiotherapy, pressure sore checks and mental health services. In 40 per cent of cases trusts set no specific targets to ensure the services were being delivered. The society concluded that this showed the PCTs had “limited interest” in services for care homes.
Its president, Prof Finbarr Martin, said: “What it shows is that there is a massive disconnect between what the NHS aspires to and what it actually delivers to people in care homes and they are the most vulnerable group of people. The issue is there is a negative about people in care homes. There is a nihilism about care homes that is completely unreasonable and unjustified.”
Michelle Mitchell, director of Age UK, said: “The majority of people living in care homes have profound and complex health care needs.
“The British Geriatrics Society’s CQC data analysis reveals that many thousands of residents are failing to receive basic geriatric and community health care from the NHS. Older people who live in care homes should have the same rights to NHS care as anyone else.”
A spokeswomam for the Department of Health said: “This report is a snapshot of care in 2010. It gives some important pointers for the 500 dignity inspections CQC will be conducting of care homes this year. “Improving medicine management in care homes is a priority for the Government. The Government is determined to spotlight and root out poor undignified care.”