3 Reasons to Take a Closer Look at Your Incontinence Product Sizing

As a skilled nursing or assisted living facility, you put your residents' needs first. For many people in your care, this includes managing some level of incontinence. You already know that using the right size of incontinence product can help people feel more comfortable, but did you also know that it can provide other meaningful benefits to your residents, staff and business?  

Here are 3 reasons why the right sizing matters:

  1. It's preventative care

    When residents are placed in incontinence products that don't fit properly, it can lead to changes in skin integrity, including Incontinence Associated Dermatitis – a precursor for pressure injuries. By ensuring residents are wearing the right size product, you can support their skin health and help them avoid preventable conditions that may need to be treated later.

  2. It improves residents' quality of life  

    Incontinence doesn't just impact one aspect of an individual's life: it can affect mobility, sleep, behavior and more. If a resident is wearing the wrong size product, they are more likely to experience product leakage and other issues that may negatively impact their quality of life. In contrast, using the right size product can help improve resident's overall comfort and dignity.

  3. It can save valuable resources

Incontinence care is among the top spend categories for most skilled nursing facilities and a significant expense for assisted living residents. It's also time-consuming for staff. Precision sizing can help you cut down on unnecessary inventory, prevent fit-related issues and free up your staff to focus on other aspects of care.

Prevail Sizing Solution delivers precise recommendations

It's true that sizing is just one piece of the puzzle: Finding the correct product and absorbency to address each individual's unique needs are equally important. Getting it right for every resident in your care may seem like a monumental task – but Prevail is here to help.

Our clinical team is specially trained to find the appropriate product, size and absorbency for each individual. While we offer in-person consultations, you don't have to wait! Our Prevail Sizing Solutions provide quick and easy support that is fully virtual and on-demand.

A trusted partner to the healthcare industry for more than 30 years, we help skilled nursing and assisted living facilities develop incontinence management systems that are easy to implement and sustain. Beyond sizing, this includes streamlining product ordering and decreasing costs with the Prevail QTool and Prevail Order Calculator. All Prevail products and services are backed by our eNurse team, available 24/7 to confidentially answer questions about our products and general incontinence care.

When was the last time you took a close look at your incontinence product sizing? Making it a priority now is the first step in creating a simplified incontinence management system that delivers real value for your residents, your facility and your staff.

Michele Mongillo is a registered nurse, nursing educator and the global clinical director at First Quality, the maker of Prevail incontinence products. Learn more at www.prevail.com or by visiting Booth #906 at the AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention & Expo.

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