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NHS Waste Half a BILLION Pounds a Year Due to Substandard Incontinence Care

The NHS is ‘leaking’ more than half a BILLION pounds a year – through substandard incontinence care, according to a report. There are currently 164,833 people in residential care and nursing homes who experience difficulty with bladder or bowel control. But an eight-week value-based procurement pilot carried out at two care homes in Lincolnshire has exposed both the cost, and indignity, of cheap, ill-fitting pads and protection. The study, carried out by hygiene and health company Essity in partnership with the NHS, investigated the impact of providing more clinically appropriate products in lieu of those chosen on unit cost alone. Read more.

Source: Yahoo! News UK, October 11, 2023

New Survey from Aeroflow Urology Reveals Over 70% of Consumers Struggle to Afford Diapers for Adults and Children

Aeroflow Urology, a nationwide provider of continence care supplies through insurance, announced today the results of a proprietary survey that demonstrates the divide in affordability for diapers and other incontinence products for low-income families in the United States. While legislation has been slowly passing in some states to improve access to diapers by removing taxation and other barriers, many Americans still struggle daily to afford these essential items for both children and adults. To gain a better understanding of the current gaps in affordability around diapers and the repercussions for those who cannot access these items, Aeroflow Urology conducted a third-party administered survey in April 2023 that polled more than 1,200 Americans with a single household income of $25,000 or double household income of $50,000 or less who care for someone needing diapers or incontinence supplies (i.e. kids, children and adults with disabilities, elderly, etc.). Read more.

Source: PRNewswire, July 11, 2023

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Over Half of Men Experience Some Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence, Study Finds

Over half of men in the UK have experienced some symptoms of urinary incontinence (UI) while previous studies may have underestimated the true number of men affected, the charity Prostate Cancer UK has suggested. A study found that awareness of urinary incontinence in men in the general population was lower than the prevalence of the condition would suggest. While previous research has suggested that one in 25 men over 40 will experience UI each year in the UK, Prostate Cancer UK’s survey of almost 5,000 people found that the condition could be much more common, and often affected men much earlier in their lives than had previously been believed likely. Read more.

Source: Nursing in Practice, Feburary 15, 2023

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Survey: Seniors Choose to Endure Discomfort Instead of Asking Their Children for Assistance

Aeroflow Healthcare, an Inc. 5000 fastest growing company, announced the results of a proprietary survey designed to stress the importance of communication between seniors and their friends and family as they age. The third-party administered survey polled 1,003 adults aged 60 or older living in the United States and was completed over a span of three days in July 2019. To view the full survey results, please click here.

Notable survey results include:
64% of seniors would prefer assisted living to having their adult children care for them
46% of seniors are concerned they may become a burden on their family
54% of seniors would feel embarrassed discussing incontinence issues with friends or family
52% of seniors would try to hide incontinence or lie about it rather than ask for help

The survey results suggest that seniors are more worried about inconveniencing their adult children than receiving the care they need, and are willing to take considerable measures to avoid asking for help. Read more.

Source: PRNewswire, August 22, 2019