Holiday Travel With Incontinence Is Manageable With Proper Planning, Products

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The CareGiver Partnership, a national retailer of home healthcare products such as incontinence supplies, offer tips to help those managing incontinence enjoy traveling this holiday season.

When managing incontinence, the best approach is to understand common concerns related to traveling and specific ways to address them.

Traveling to see family and friends can be one of the holiday season’s greatest pleasures. But for those managing urinary or bowel incontinence, it requires planning and having the right products on hand, according to The CareGiver Partnership.

“Urinary incontinence affects 200 million people worldwide, and more than 6.5 million Americans have fecal incontinence, according to the National Association For Continence,” says Lynn Wilson, Co-Founder of The CareGiver Partnership. “If you or a loved one is managing incontinence, the best approach is to understand common concerns related to traveling and specific ways to address them.”

  •     “Someone will see my adult diapers.” Stash products inside small toiletry bags for discreet travel, and look for absorbent products made from advanced materials that are thin, quiet and breathable. Ask a member of The CareGiver Partnership’s team of Product Specialists for a personalized recommendation.
  •     “I won’t be able to control odors.” Keeping skin clean and dry are the keys to controlling odor. Bring along a stash of disposable wipes and skin cleansers for on-the-go personal hygiene, and be sure to pack plenty of disposable undergarments.
  •     “I won’t make it to a bathroom in time.” Whether driving, flying or sightseeing, plan ahead by having products on hand, carefully monitoring fluid intake and planning frequent restroom visits. Consider products like the Wellness Brief, which is designed to be worn for long periods of time.
  •     “What if I have an accident at someone’s home?” Enjoy extra peace of mind by packing bed or chair pads if leaks are a concern. They’ll not only protect bedding and furniture, but disposable ones can be discreetly tossed away.

“A good starting point is trying our free online tool, the Incontinence Product Finder (SM),” Wilson says. “It helps you search products by style, absorbency and more, and you also can quickly and easily order sample packs to try before you buy.”

Visit The CareGiver Partnership blog for helpful articles on managing urinary or bowel incontinence.

The CareGiver Partnership is a national direct-to-consumer retailer of home healthcare products for incontinence, diabetes, nutrition support and more. In its fifth year of providing products and services that help caregivers and loved ones maintain personal dignity, the company also offers an online library of more than 1,100 family caregiver resources and personal service by experts in caregiving. Call 1-800-985-1353 or visit online at


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