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Full Allanda brochure range now available online!

15.03.2017 | Posted in: Advice, Allanda, Incontinence Facts, Incontinence Products | Author: Colin

Did you know that our entire Allanda range of literature can now be viewed online. Click here to view the following publications in your browser:

  • Allanda catalogue
  • Allanda Carer’s Guide
  • Allanda Living With Incontinence Guide

Of course, if you prefer, you can still order hard copies of each brochure to be delivered to you at home. Click here to request our brochures by post.

Yet more products have been added to the Allanda range of samples!

09.11.2016 | Posted in: Allanda, Disposable Incontinence Pads, Incontinence Pads, Incontinence Products, Light Adult Incontinence, Products, TENA Lady, TENA Men | Author: Colin

Not sure what product is right for you? Here at Allanda we have increased our range of samples to enable you to find the best product for your own needs. We have added the following samples to our range:

Women – Individual (Single) pieces of TENA Female Light Pad products for light female incontinence.

Men – Individual (Single) pieces of TENA Men products for light male incontinence.

You can still choose from a wide variety of sample packs, including sample packs which have seen selected specifically to fit different types of incontinence conditions, so there is something for everyone:

We offer sample packs for heavy incontinence, which are also suitable for faecal incontinence, as well as sample packs for moderate to heavy conditions which include cases of sudden need or loss of bladder control.

If you suffer from moderate urinary incontinence, then our range of moderate sample packs is the right choice for you, whilst our light sample packs range are more suitable for female or male light incontinence.

We also offer individual pieces of Tena incontinence pants so you can test different types of Tena Pants in order to find out which one is the most suitable option for your personal needs.

If, after browsing our full range of incontinence products samples, you’re still not sure which one you should try, don’t hesitate to contact our helpful team on 0800 999 5565.

The Allanda Product Comparison Chart is now available on our website!

25.05.2016 | Posted in: Advice, Allanda, Incontinence Products, News | Author: Colin

We have created a comprehensive product comparison chart for an easy overview of what incontinence products are available on the market. What a great way to discover new products!

If you are looking to try a new incontinence product or would like to view comparable products to those you are currently using then this chart provides you with useful information to be able to compare different options.  All the top incontinence products and brands are listed in an easy to view format.

Please click on the link to view and print our Product Comparison Chart.

What Incontinence Product do I need?

17.07.2015 | Posted in: Advice, Allanda, Incontinence, Incontinence Products | Author: Colin

The level of incontinence people experience differs radically, as do their circumstances so there is no one answer to the question “What Incontinence Product do I need?”. The correct incontinence pad is the one that meets the persons needs in terms of absorbency and mobility primarily (the type of care they are receiving also has an influence).

For those with light stress incontinence (occasional leaks or dribbles) then small (often referred to as Light Shaped) pads that fit into the user’s own underwear are available for both women and men. As with all disposable incontinence pads these have the benefit of odour control.  These are suitable for people with all levels of mobility although generally people who experience light incontinence are fairly mobile.

Another option for those with light urinary incontinence are washable incontinence pants.  As these do not contain super absorbents (the liquid is retained with a cotton pad built into the underwear) they can only be used for lighter conditions, however they have the benefit of looking and feeling like normal underwear.

For those with a moderate or heavier condition then there are a variety of different options.

Shaped Incontinence Pads offer a cost effective solution. These are larger shaped pads designed to be held in place against the body using mesh fixation pants. These products can move around over time though, especially at night increasing the risk of leaks and can be awkward to remove and then replace when toileting making them only really suitable for the less mobile, even then changing these products can be awkward and require a couple of people to fit them properly.

All in One incontinence pads offer a better solution for those with lower mobility who experience moderate or heavy incontinence, These pads use tapes (generally two per side, high and low) to hold the pad securely in place. This means that the pad is very well located and unlikely to move, thus reducing risks of leaks. However they nature of the product mean that they are best applied with the wearer lying down. This type of product are sometimes called Slips or occasionally an adult diaper.

Belted All in One Incontinence Pads are a better solution for those with relatively good mobility, these have a built in belt attached which goes around the waist of the wearer, with the front of the pad fastening onto the belt using a Velcro (hook and loop) style fastening. This fixing methods means that product the pad doesn’t need to be removed fully for normal toilet use if far easier. Also the product is easier to put on, and this can be done by just the wearer if needed.

For those who are fully mobile then disposable pull up incontinence pants offer an alternative to incontinence pads for those for all levels of incontinence from light through to relatively heavy. These can be pulled up and down just like normal underwear but whilst offering the security of a built in pad. As they are like normal underwear the product can be put on by the wearer quickly and easily, however this can also make them harder to use for those who are less mobile who often relying on help applying products.

As everyone’s needs are different, it’s recommended to try to find one or two different types you think might be suitable for your needs then trying these to see what suits you best.

It’s important to check you have the right size for a close, comfortable fit and the right level of absorbance for your needs. This might mean using a different level of absorption during the day compared to night time.

You might also find that different products are most suitable for your needs depending on the time of day and the planned activities for that day, it’s important to select the correct product for your needs and not just the most absorbent incontinence pad.

NEW! – Abena Abri-San Premium Extra and Extra Plus now available

21.05.2013 | Posted in: Abena, Incontinence, Incontinence Pads, Incontinence Products, News | Author: Colin

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 .

    The Abena Abri-San range is available all together in Mini 3, Normal 4, Midi 5, Plus 6, Super 7, Forte 9, Extra 10 and Extra Plus 11 absorbencies.

    NEW Glove Range – Powder Free Latex Gloves

    17.05.2013 | Posted in: Incontinence Products, News, Uncategorized | Author: Colin

    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.

    Available in Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large

    More product videos – TENA Wash Cream

    23.10.2012 | Posted in: Incontinence Products, Incontinence Video, Skincare, Tena, TENA Skincare, TENA Wash Cream | Author: Colin

    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.

    The Full TENA Skincare range is Wash Cream, Wash Mousse, Wet Wipes, Soft Wipes, Wash Glove, Cellduk Wipes and Skin Lotion

    Large selection of Chair Pads available

    02.10.2012 | Posted in: Allanda, Bed Protection, Chair Pads, Incontinence Products, Seat Pads | Author: Colin
    Washable Chair Pads

    Selection of Washable Chair Pads

    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.

    Colour Imperial Metric
    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

    More Incontinence Bed Pad Discounts – from only 12p per pad

    11.07.2012 | Posted in: Allanda, Bed Pad, Bed Protection, Discount, Discounts, Incontinence, Incontinence Pads, Incontinence Products, Lille, News | Author: Colin

    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.

    Caring for patients with faecal incontinence costs more than $4,000 per person each year

    01.06.2012 | Posted in: Allanda, Faecal Incontinence, faecal Incontinence, Incontinence, Incontinence Products | Author: Colin

    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.”