Everything You Need to Know About Adult Diapers

Urinary incontinence, or the lack of control over urination, affects millions of Americans. It can often be looked upon as an embarrassing problem. However, it is helpful to know that there are ways to help you get incontinence supplies like adult diapers to help you improve your quality of life.

When are adult diapers necessary?

Adult diapers are necessary for many people who suffer from a host of medical issues that can include the following:

  • Incontinence
  • Mobility impairment
  • Dementia
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Medical injuries

Types of incontinence supplies

Adult diapers are often one of the first products recommended to patients who need support with maintaining as regular a lifestyle as possible. The diapers come in a variety of sizes and styles that can include underpants, pads, sanitary napkins, as well as those that resemble traditional diapers. Given that there are several different styles to choose from, the materials they are made of can also vary. However, there are some basic materials used in most adult diapers that are used across the board.

Contents of adult disposable diapers

There are 3 basic materials that make up an adult diaper.

  1. The topsheet is the portion of the diaper that comes in contact with human skin. The design is made to be porous so that the liquid can quickly become absorbed by the core, keeping the skin clean and dry. Some topsheets may also contain lotion or other skin care materials that help to lubricate the skin and keep it healthy.
  2. The acquisition/distribution layer is underneath the topsheet. Its job is to move liquid away from the skin and distribute it across the diaper. This helps to keep the skin as dry as possible. Many diapers also contain superabsorbent polymers that help the diaper to absorb many more times its weight.
  3. The absorbent core is the innermost portion of the diaper. This layer contains cellulose fluff pulp and polyacrylate granules. The cellulose absorbs liquid from the acquisition/distribution layer and passes it on to the polyacrylate granules where the liquid is trapped. This is the material that helps to keep the skin dry, even when the diaper is full.

Buy adult diapers online

Adult diapers can be purchased through the Aeroflow website, or you can Qualify through Insurance or Medicaid for your incontinence supplies. Unfortunately, there are few states that cover the cost of medical supplies related to incontinence. Medicaid will cover up to 192 disposable adult diapers per month. This applies to patients who have either primary or secondary Medicaid coverage in most states.

If you do not qualify for your supplies, Aeroflow has competitive patient pay pricing that includes free delivery to your home. That way you can purchase your adult diapers discretely and avoid trips to the local drugstore. An added benefit of using Aeroflow is that one of our customer service representatives will call you on a monthly basis to assist you with your reorder. We guarantee that you will never have to worry about running out of supplies at the last minute.

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