The NHS estimates that between 3 and 6 million people suffer from some form of urinary incontinence. Robinson Healthcare has a range of products designed to assist in the management of the condition without interfering with the sufferer’s everyday life.
The main symptom of urinary incontinence is a loss of bladder control, causing the sufferer to pass urine when they do not mean to. There are many types of incontinence, but more than 90% of cases are either stress incontinence or urge incontinence. Stress incontinence is leakage when you cough, sneeze, laugh or exercise. Urge incontinence is a sudden, urgent need to pass urine but not being able to reach the toilet in time. Around twice as many women as men suffer from urinary incontinence, largely due to the effects of childbirth and the menopause which can lead to stress incontinence.
Incontinence is more prevalent in older people, with more than half of sufferers aged over 65. Urinary incontinence affects around 24% of older people and this percentage increases for those in institutional care. An exact total of sufferers is difficult to determine, as many don’t talk about the problems or seek any help, either out of embarrassment or the incorrect belief that nothing can be done.
Robinson Healthcare offers a wide range of products that meet the needs of incontinence sufferers with products that provide a discreet solution and maintain the dignity of users. The range is designed primarily for sufferers of light stress incontinence and features the Readi range of reusable bed pads.
Designed to look and feel like normal bedding, Readi Bed Pads are highly effective and discreet in use so that patients experience little or no embarrassment. Similarly, Readi Seat Pads are designed to look like just like normal seat covers, with plain burgundy or floral facing fabrics. For optimum discretion, Readi and Activ pants and briefs have built-in absorbent pads for light or medium continence problems. Worn and used like normal underwear, both ranges are undetectable under normal clothing, offering the user the confidence to live life as normal.
Readi continence care products are also designed to deliver excellent performance. Readi Bed Pads are manufactured using high quality materials that have been developed over a number of years to deliver optimum performance. The pads feature a superior design to standard bed pads, including a unique 5 layer ‘stay dry’ technology construction. The special layered design provides the perfect result for patients. It is soft and comfortable to the skin, has a high absorbent capacity, without pooling or wet-back and prevents leakage through onto the sheets and mattress.
Readi Seat Pads share the same technology for optimum performance, proving highly popular with patients and care homes alike for many years. Both product ranges offer excellent value for money as they can be used, washed and reused many times over, without losing absorbency or their soft feel.
Robinson Healthcare continence care products are highly durable and designed to be washed and reused many times during their life. This offers the user an environmentally conscious product, compared to disposable pads that are thrown away after each use, presenting a potential infection control issue and increasing landfill. Readi Bed Pads can be machine washed up to 300 times and are washed without the use of fabric softeners.
Washable continence care products also offer a significant financial saving over disposables, as the cost of purchasing disposable products greatly exceeds that of washable items over the life of reusable products. For discretion, high performance and exceptional value for money, Readi continence care is the brand of choice.