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Choosing the Best Incontinence Products

Incontinence can occur for a number of reasons and can occur in males and females of any age. Incontinence is typically known more as a byproduct of aging which is certainly not always the case. Although, incontinence is not an inevitable part of aging, health issues can occur as we get older and can be a contributing factor for the causes of urinary incontinence and lead to conditions like stress incontinence, urge incontinence or overactive bladder. Typical incontinence products include disposable diapers, pull-up underwear and pads/liners.

To determine the best incontinence solutions for you or for the person in your care, we recommend that you first assess your need to determine the right combination of incontinence aids to provide the necessary level of absorbency and protection that will give you the greatest level of comfort and peace of mind. We suggest beginning with our interactive incontinence needs assessment at http://www.emedicalnow.com/assessment. This assessment will begin to guide you to the correct products and protection level.

Shopping for Disposable Diapers, Pull-up Underwear and Pads

There is a large array of incontinence products that you can choose from on the market today. So many that it can become overwhelming at times. Incontinence products are commonly broken into categories like absorption levels or styles.

Disposable incontinence products are commonly broken in these categories:

Categories by Absorption

• Maximum Absorbency

  • Maximum absorbency products would first and foremost start with Abena products. Abena offers the most absorbent product on the market with capacities up to 135oz. Tranquility and Molicare are also offer high capacities in the 36oz ranges.

• Heavy Absorbency

  • Heavy Absorbency consists of diapers and pull-up underwear. Tranquility and Molicare are two brands offering great heavy protection products

• Moderate Absorbency

  • Moderate absorbency consist of pads, diaper and pull-up underwear. Depend and other grocery brands offer light and moderate absorbency.

• Light Absorbency

  • Light absorbency fall under pads, liner and guards.

Categories by Style

• Pull-up Underwear

  • Pull-up Underwear are used like traditional underwear. These products are offered in a number of protection levels.

• Diapers/Briefs

  • Diapers have tapes or tabs on the sides of the diaper to fasten. Can be more difficult to put on than pull-up underwear. Diapers do offer the greatest level of absorbency.

• Protective Pads

  • Pads/Liners are inserted in normal underwear and held in place with an adhesive strip. Light incontinence, best to manage light leaking.

If you have any questions on which incontinence might be best for you, contact us at 800-818-1686 or customerservice@emedicalnow.com.


Incontinence Products Now Offered by eMedical, Inc.

We now offer some of our most popular brands like Abena, Tranquility and Attends in small quantities. We understand that not everyone has the need for full cases of incontinence products at one time. Our website has been updated to offer single packages, half case and full case quantities to meet the needs of every customer. If there is ever a time you do not find what you need on our site give us a call and we will do anything we can to meet your needs. We are always open to suggestions on product offerings and services to improve your customer experience.  As a small incontinence retailer you will receive personal service not offered by other online retailers. www.emedicalnow.com


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Does Medicare Cover Adult Diapers?

We had written an article last year on whether Medicare covers disposable diapers. The response has been surprising and we have received hundreds of calls since the article was first posted. In response to this overwhelming interest we are updating our previous article and will hopefully help answer the question, "Will Medicare Pay for Adult Diapers".

Original Medicare (Part A), does not cover incontinence supplies such as adult diapers for any condition while living independently or in assisted living. Even though diapers are classified under the broad category of Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Medicare makes an exception for adult diapers and other disposable incontinence products and carves these items out as non covered medical equipment. It's believed that incontinence supplies are not covered due to the length of use as once they have been used they are thrown away.  Please, do note that if an individual is hospitalized or admitted to a skilled nursing facility, Medicare Part A will cover diapers while under this care.

Medicare Part B - does not cover adult diapers, however, will cover other incontinence products like external urinary collection devices and disposable catheters for intermittent, self catheterization when coverage criteria are met and the individual or caretaker can perform the procedure.

Medicare Part C - can cover adult diapers, however, this depends on the plan. Part C (Medicare Advantage) plans allow you to choose to receive all of your healthcare services through a provider organization.  These plans may help lower your costs of receiving medical services, or you may get extra benefits for an additional monthly fee.  You must have both Parts A and B to enroll in Part C. Coverage for adult diapers and other disposable incontinence products are provided to members under select Medicare Advantage PPO plans. Since Original Medicare does not cover adult diapers, the scope of the benefit, reimbursement methodology, maximum allowable payment amounts and member cost-sharing are determined by the member’s group. If an individual has a Medicare Part C Plan they should speak to the plan administrator to see if the plan covers adult diapers or other disposable incontinence supplies.


In summary, Medicare does not cover adult diapers or other disposable incontinence supplies, unless the you have a Medicare Part C plan that allows for this type of coverage.  If you have an Advantage Plan then speak with your administrator to see if adult diapers are covered or if the coverage could be added on for an additional cost.

We hope this helps answer the question as to whether adult diapers and incontinence supplies are covered by Medicare.

Please take a few moments and visit our site for great deals on the highest quality incontinence products on the market today.  All orders ship free via FedEx and UPS. www.emedicalnow.com



MoliCare Adult Diapers

Next week we will begin carrying MoliCare Adult Diapers and Pull-up Underwear. MoliCare diapers provide super absorbency and protection which allow for uninterrupted daily activities and sleep.  Look for MoliCare diapers next week at emedicalnow.com.


Daily Living Aids

We are now carrying Daily Living Aid products to help you reduce the risk of injury while in your home.  A great daily living aid to have around your home is a reacher or arm extender pik.  These tools allow you to safely grab and reach items that you many normally have to over extend for or put yourself into an awkward position that could increase the risk for injury. See our new daily living aids under supplies. Daily Living Aids.


SoSecure Swim Diapers for Adults and Youth

SoSecure Swim DiapersAfter many asks by customer we are happy to say that next week we will begin carrying SoSecure Swim Diapers in both adults and youth sizes. The sizes will range from 28"-58".

For those not familiar with SOSecure ™ Containment Swim Briefs, by Discovery Trekking, they are a unisex swim diaper that provides superior and discreet protection.  Features include: high-tech stretch polyurethane fabric with soft fleece lining, elastic waist & legs for added security, Velcro closures which offer fully adjustable sizing that opens up flat, for ease in dressing. Latex-free. Thin and discreet. Incontinence is a common condition, so don't let it keep you from enjoying your favorite activities!

In the next weeks we will adding a number of new products to further assist with the management of incontinence. We will also be expanding our product offerings to include wound care.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of our customer service representatives at 1-800-818-1686 or at customerservice@emedicalnow.com.


Carrying New Attends Poly Adult Diapers, Attends Breathable Diapers and Waistband Diapers

eMedical is now carrying more economical adult diapers, briefs and underwear by Attends Healthcare. We are now carrying Attends Poly Diapers, Attends Breathable Diapers and Attends Waistband Style Diapers.  Each one of these adult diapers and briefs provide anywhere from moderate to heavy incontinence protection at economical prices. There are many factors to consider when managing incontinence and economics is certainly one factor.  We wanted to have a group of incontinence products that are great performing while still being affordable.  We feel that Attends youth and adult diapers and pull-up underwear are both economical and great performing.

In the month of November all Attends youth and adult diapers are on sale at emedicalnow.com


Prevail PM Briefs – Taking on New Name, New Look and New Feel

Prevail PM Adult Diapers have a new look. Prevail has changed the name of their Prevail PM Briefs to Prevail Extended Use Briefs. The name is not the only thing that has changed with these maximum protective diapers. They have also been given a new packaging look and Prevails “Skin Smart Fabric” for a better performing adult diaper. The name changes was to Prevail PM Adult Diaperssignify that this adult diaper is not just for nighttime use, but is great for those extended periods day or night. The big change to the performance of these adult diapers is Prevails Skin Smart Fabric. This new smart fabric is a hypoallergenic fabric top sheet that contains Aloe, Chamomile and Vitamin E for the users skin welliness. The fabric has also been improved by providing a softer feel while still maintaining the performance expected from a high absorbing adult diaper.

At eMedical we will begin changing over from the Prevail PM to the new and improved Prevail Extended Use Brief in late November. See our other blog postings and money saving specials at our website www.emedicalnow.com


Tranquility Diaper Review – Tranquility DayTime Underwear

Tranquility DayTime Pull-up Underwear are considered to be a moderate to heavy protection level pull-up underwear for youths and adults. From a design prospective this daytime underwear is very similar to the Tranquility OverNight Pull-up Tranquility DayTime Underwear - Adult DiapersUnderwear that we reviewed on October 10, 2012.

Similar to Tranquility’s OverNight Underwear the Tranquility DayTime Pull-up Underwear offers the same patented “Peach Mat Construction”, ample full-rise waist panel, inner kufguards, soft cloth-like outer backing, easy tear away sides and latex free. The Tranquility DayTime Underwear is also now offered in size XXL, which is new to these premium adult diapers. The differences between these premium disposable adult diapers are their absorbency. The Tranquility DayTime Underwear offers a maximum 25oz absorption capacity, which is 9oz less than the Tranquility OverNight.

While the Tranquility DayTime Underwear is a great product, we recommend the Tranquility OverNight as it provides 9oz more absorption at a cost that is less than the Tranquility DayTime Underwear. Currently, the Tranquility OverNight Pull-up Underwear is $2.00 less a case.

See our great pricing on all of our Tranquility diapers. We offer fast free discreet shipping on all orders. If you are unsure which product will best help in managing your incontinence we suggest taking our short interactive incontinence needs assessment (Assessment) to determine the best product for your needs.


Tranquility Diaper Review – Tranquility OverNight Underwear

Tranquility OverNight Underwear is Tranquility’s highest absorbing disposable underwear with the capacity to hold up to 1 quart of liquid (maximum 34 ounces). Tranquility OverNight Underwear uses Tranquility’s patented “Peach MatTranquility OverNight Underwear Construction” which guarantees maximum protection for uninterrupted sleep or all day protection.

Tranquility designed the OverNight underwear to provide users with a maximum protection disposable underwear with unsurpassed comfort and fit to ensure a healthy lifestyle. The polymers lined inside the underwear quickly absorbs urine and locks it away to keep skin dry and protected. Tranquility’s OverNight disposable underwear offer an ample full-rise waist panel which provides for a more proportioned fit. Tear-away side seams allow for easy removal. Tranquility has also included inner leg cuffs to provide for additional leakage protection. The outer backing offers a cloth-like feel to ensure comfort and discretion. Tranquility OverNight underwear are latex free to protect those that have latex allergies. See the size chart below to see the amazing absorbency that the Tranquility OverNight Pull-up Underwear offers.

Tranquility has introduced a new size XXL in both Tranquility OverNight Underwear and DayTime Underwear. This now allows individuals with larger waste and hip size an option for a pull-up underwear style with maximum protection, which has not traditionally been an option from other brands.

Youth - 17-28"88 per case20oz
Small - 26-36" 80 per case20oz
Medium - 34-48"72 per case34oz
Large - 44-54" 64 per case34oz
X-Large - 48-66"56 per case34oz
XX-Large - 62-80"48 per case34oz

See all of our great Tranquility products today at www.emedicalnow.com. Enjoy free FedEx and UPS shipping on all orders.