As we get older, diseases hit our bodies that strip from us the things we never thought we would have to worry about. Adult diapers are for adults with various conditions such as incontinence, mobility impairment and dementia, to name a few. Adult diapers are made in various forms, including those resembling child diapers, underpants, and even pads resembling sanitary napkins.
Those who are bedridden or in wheelchairs, including those with good bowel and bladder control, may also wear adult diapers because they are unable to access the toilet independently. Those with cognitive impairment, such as dementia, may require diapers because they may not recognize their need to use the bathroom.
There are adult diapers for swimming or pool therapy also. These are known as swim diapers or containment swim briefs. They are made mainly for fecal incontinence, but can also be useful for temporary urine containment in order for the patient to maintain dignity while going from the changing room to the swimming pool.
Adult diapers are made to fit comfortably and discreetly. They have an absorbent layer that locks in moisture, keeping the person comfortable and dry, and usually feature odor protection and easily adjustable side tabs for a customizable fit.
Adult diapers come in many forms and can provide the help needed to make living easier for a variety of people with special needs. Shop Mountainside Medical Equipment online for adult diaper and disposable briefs, or call to speak with one of our Medical Supply Specialists for assistance at 1-888-687-4334.