Adult Underpad Overview
Adult underpads are convenient and effective tools to use for patients with incontinence. These pads come in a variety of thicknesses and styles, but are all great at protecting furniture, upholstery, and bedding.
Underpads are highly absorbent, usually collecting moisture and turning it into a gel-like substance. While every underpad is made slightly different, they all tend to have a waterproof backing to protect from leaking, and a comfortable top sheet made from cotton or a cotton-blend.
The pads also feature different designs. While most underpads are disposable, some are made to be washable and semi-permanently fixed to an apparatus. The Essential Quicksorb Reusable Underpad with Tucks features loops that keep the pad securely fixed to a bed mattress. The underpad can be stripped from the bed and washed with the regular bedding. Additionally, this style of underpad is highly economical as it can be used repeatedly as long as it is washed properly.
Other underpads including Covidien SureCare Underpads are highly portable and easy to dispose of. This style pad may include sticky strips on the bottom to keep it fixed to a seat, but are not considered to be any type of permanent absorption pad. In fact, their easy disposal is one of the many reasons patients and caregivers like this style. In addition, this style of underpad may be a bit more costly as they are one time use, but if portability and quick disposal are important features, this style of underpad can deliver.
No matter which style of underpad is used, protection from leakage helps to cut care time and relax patients who may otherwise fret about furniture, bedding, or seats in the car. Whether a semi-permanent style is chosen or a disposable style, adult underpads can help promote good self-esteem in patients and cut down caregiving time, so other needs can be addressed.
Mountainside Medical is proud to supply a large variety of underpads. Make sure to take advantage of our low prices and great shipping options by placing an order online, through our website. Orders can also be placed by calling 1-888-687-4334 and speaking with one of our knowledgeable Medical Supply Specialists.