My grandfather is 89 and lives alone suffering with incontinence he’s currently wearing some pads which aren’t working, leaving his bed and chair soaked on a regular basis. He’s not sure about wearing pull up or nappy style product but I’d like to get something for him to give a go as he can’t keep living like he is. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a good product to try? Maybe some ideas on how I can protect the mattress as well as the regular bed pads aren’t enough? I hate seeing him like this!
You are right in considering a new product option. Your grandfather may be worried about wearing a new product as it is new to him and may seem daunting. However, you can not leave him in pads that are not effective enough, especially if he lives alone.
Does your grandfather have light to moderate incontinence or is it moderate to severe? If his leaks are lighter, you could try a larger, more absorbent pad. Do you know the name of the pads he is in now? If his leaks are heavy and frequent, however, an all in one or pull up product will be ideal.
Is your grandfather bed bound or quite mobile?
All in ones are designed for individuals who spend a lot of time lying down. Pull-ups are ideal for those who are fairly active.
If you can let me know this I will recommend a product for him to try.