Making Urinary Incontinence a Bit Easier to Manage
The National Institute on Aging defines urinary incontinence as an involuntary leak of urine. As people age, a number of factors can cause urinary incontinence:
- Weak bladder muscles
- Overactive bladder muscles
- Weak pelvic floor muscles
- Damage to nerves that control the bladder from diseases such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes, or Parkinson's disease
- Blockage from an enlarged prostate in men
- Diseases such as arthritis that may make it difficult to get to the bathroom in time
While pelvic muscle exercises and lifestyle modifications can help someone manage urinary incontinence in early stages, those with advanced age or other complicating mobility issues make the use of incontinence products such as adult diapers critical to best caregiving practices.
Alium Adaptive has worked with senior care providers to understand the challenges they face changing adult diapers. They need quick and easy access to the pelvic region and fully launderable clothing when accidents happen. Based on extensive feedback from professional and family caregivers, Alium Adaptive has developed the Zip-Front pants that have a quick-release waistband and zippers that expose the leg from the hip down to the ankle.
Give the Zip-Front Pants a try to see if they make your caregiving needs just a bit easier.