My father, with urinary incontinence, does not know when it is time to change his pad. He cannot smell it or feel the wet pad. Is there something we can do that will help?

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What do you suggest? This can be very embarrassing and inconvenient in social settings. My Dad gets mad and defensive when you tell him he needs to change his pad. Is there any alternative to wearing the pad that would help.?

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I've had to use Depends for Men with the Thick Tena Pad for my 89-year-old father. He can still fill them with urine, but the Depends sure helps prevent the wet jeans or pajamas. I do have to remind him to go pee every few hours, and that's when he might change out the Tena Pad. I have had to use the protective mattress pads now though at night, because he gets everything wet even with the above products. Someone mentioned a catheter is the next step; right now I change bedding and make sure he keeps pads dry.
some of the pads have a strip that turns color when the person is wet. I think this can be so hard in many ways and humiliating to the loved one. Is there perhaps a urinary tract infection or a prostate problem? Many times I think they loose the sensation of urinating and cannot control what is happening. Take care and God Bless.
My 89 year old mother has the same problem I've have to use Depends along with the Thick large Tena Pads that helps so the pee stays in the pad and not all her. She still goes to the bathroom but she leaks on the pad it saves the depends and you can use less of the depends! May God bless us all
Often times a Texas catheter and a leg bag will do the trick. Men's incontinency issues are sometimes are easier than women's issue.
Forget the catheter. Change the paper panties at least four times a day and twice at night. Kroger's Overnight is a good brand.
II think green whenever I can. The panties are good...nothing wrong with that when cost is of no issue. On the other hand Medicare will pay for the Texas Catheter (AKA Condom catheter) and the leg bag. That will also cut down on land fill issues. Disposable items fill up the land fill and will be around for a long time. So will the Re-usable item. It has less of an impact. In addition, the urine disposed of properly will be processed in a treatment plant. Disposables will sit in a landfill for a long time and seep into the ground water. Besides Medicare doesn't pay for disposable items!

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