Hi, I’m looking for something suitable for my Dad who’s 88 and has light urinary incontinence. I suspect a fair amount of it is waiting too long to go to the loo and maybe some dribbling after passing urine.
My Mum who’s 82 and not in the best health herself is his main carer and is finding he needs to wear a clean pair of boxers during the night and another clean pair during the day, plus she’s having to wash his trousers every day.
I accept that Dad’s probably going to have to ditch the boxer shorts in favour of something closer fitting, but I’m not sure, bearing in mind he walks with a stick and isn’t very dexterous due to arthritis in his hands and it takes him longer to do things, whether it’s best to just buy some regular pants and use adhesive pads, or get some pants with a pouch.
He needs something that won’t make it more difficult for him to pee at the toilet. Obviously ATM he wears boxers, so it’s easy, but anything with a pad I assume will mean he has to pull the pants down?
Also need to be fairly easy to manage the pads for Mum (Dad won’t b able to do it) as she also has arthritis in her hands and also some numbness in her fingers.
Thanks for any help
Using the product finder on Incontinence Supermarket I have found a range of products which may be suitable for male light bladder incontinence for your Dad. You can find them here – https://www.incontinencesupermarket.co.uk/catalogsearch/advanced/result/?gender=739&gender=737&producttype=2336&producttype=2335&incolevel=1061
The majority are pull up pants and pads. However you can also find washable incontinence pants with built in protection which may also be a suitable option – https://www.incontinencesupermarket.co.uk/for-men/mens-washable-pants
Thanks for your reply. I’ve looked at the product options, but I was hoping for some feedback from users or carers. I’ve noticed that a lot of people on the forum are younger ,so maybe not the best place to be posting.
What we find is that medics and sometimes practice nurses advise the use of a product for a problem eg compression stockings for ankle and leg oedema to be worn during the day only, and don’t give much thought to the practicalities of using them when it comes to older people eg neither Mum nor Dad or myself can manage get the stockings on!
I don’t think the washable ones would be an option, as it won’t reduce the washing load, plus assume they would need to be washed on a hot wash, which would mean a separate wash just for them.