What is cost-effective care?
You can’t put a price on the care you give your loved one, but you can make choices about incontinence care that impact both the quality and the economics of that care. This section is a practical guide to explain the factors that impact both quality of care and the overall cost of incontinence care.
Achieving the best possible care
The most important part of good incontinence care is to ensure both the physical and emotional comfort of your loved one, and the key to this is using the products that provide maximum care and prevent the negative side effects that incontinence can cause. Things like leaks, waking to a damp mattress or skin irritation have physical, emotional and economic consequences.
Cost-effective care isn’t just about the price of a particular incontinence product; it means choosing the right size and absorbency and design of product for the individual you are caring for, and making sure it is put on correctly for their comfort and security so you and your loved one are emotionally, physically and economically better off.