Contrary to what many believe, incontinence and continence issues don’t just affect the elderly; it is actually prevalent amongst all age groups, genders, cultures and backgrounds.
A large problem that people with incontinence issues face is with their clothing. Finding regular underwear clothing, mattress and chair protectors, as well as swimwear, can quite often be difficult with a lack of options available. At Caring Clothing, we aim to provide high-quality options which cater exactly to the needs of those suffering from bladder or bowel problems. We also ensure that comfort and functionality is always top of mind in everything we offer.
To begin though, what is incontinence?
Incontinence is a term used to describe the accidental or involuntary leakage of urine or stool. Although many people with continence issues become embarrassed around the subject, it’s surprising to know that over 5 million Australians experience bladder or bowel control issues. This is almost one in six people.
Having difficulties with controlling bowel or bladder movements should not be something that causes a person to stay at home; there are actually many things out there that help either help to control or even manage the issue.
A big problem …
Although incontinence and continence problems can have a considerable impact on the individual’s quality of life, there are still so many people that don’t seek help. The embarrassment of the issue will quite often lead them to keeping it to themselves. “70% of people with urinary leakage do not seek advice and treatment for their problem
“ – (https://www.continence.org.au/pages/key-statistics.html) As hard as it may be to talk about incontinence and continence problems, there are so many groups and organisations that are set up to provide support, advice and assistance.
When it comes to leaving home, something that crosses the mind of a lot of people with continence issues is not knowing what to wear below. For this reason, it’s important to search for some high-quality and comfortable clothing that caters for incontinence.
Generally speaking, you may want to find some products that are highly absorbent, reusable, machine washable and adaptive. Depending on what activities you might be doing, you may also want to find something that is also waterproof. This is why it’s essential to have access to a well-stocked and reputable specialised clothing provider.
How is Caring Clothing assisting?
At Caring Clothing, we have reusable and washable incontinence products that are designed for men, women, children and the elderly. Our undergarments have all been designed to absorb and protect. The idea is to have undergarments which are not only functional but also feel and look great. The lightweight nature of our clothing options is designed to provide the ultimate level of comfort and you should never encounter any issues when it comes to washing and tumble drying them over and over.
Some of our options include:
- Mattress protectors
- Chair pads
- Reusable pads
If you’d like to see our entire range of incontinence clothing options and products, feel free to visit our website HERE:
Children/ Teens: https://www.caringclothing.com.au/collections/childrens-continence-aids
Hospital/ Health: https://www.caringclothing.com.au/collections/health-products-1
Is there something we don’t have?
If you’ve browsed through our store and still can’t find something you’re after, you may always try getting in contact with the Caring Clothing team. We’re always here to help, and ensuring that your needs are attended to is our number one priority. Our team can be contacted by either calling 1300 365 504 or leaving us an enquiry HERE : https://www.caringclothing.com.au/pages/contact-us.
All of Caring Clothing’s incontinence undergarments and products have been developed in order to provide a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable alternative to disposable products.