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Maximizing Your Incontinence Dollars

Maximizing Your Incontinence Dollars
Kevin Cleary

We all live with budgets and our Health Products are no different. Spending money efficiently can help us get the most out of every dollar we have. Purchasing the proper products that meet our specific needs can help us achieve this. Medical supplies come in a wide variety of options that are as different as each individual patient. By identifying the exact products and features we need for our specific issues can lead to us saving money and minimizing potential waste.

Understanding Incontinence Products

For someone who suffers from incontinence, knowing the entire incontinence marketplace for products can be extremely daunting, if not impossible. The options for adult briefs, diapers, and other incontinence products can seem endless. What is right for me? The evolution of incontinence products has introduced an era of products that differ greatly from those available only 10 years ago. Just the words “adult diapers” can bring fear and dread to those suffering from incontinence. Fortunately, that is no longer the case. Technological breakthroughs in absorbency and materials have made incontinence products far more efficient. Take time to understand the products and savings available and you can make your dollar go further.

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Money-Saving Tips

Who doesn’t like saving money? I’m pretty sure that can apply to just about everyone. Easier said than done, huh? We here at HPFY can point to some simple tips that can save you money in the long run when purchasing your incontinence products. These tips are:

  1. Identify Your Specific Need: Some might feel the need to run out and get the most absorbent adult brief available when they may not require it. As a rule of thumb, the more absorbent the garment, the more expensive it is. You can even opt for higher absorbency items overnight but use a more appropriate adult diaper during the day. Another thing to keep in mind is that today’s products use far superior materials to incontinence protection of the past. Today’s materials are much more absorbent than those of yesteryear.
  2. Be Frugal… Not Cheap: Purchasing incontinence products like adult briefs or even liners that have a cheaper price may not be fiscally wise in the long run. For instance, if you purchase an adult brief that you need to change more often, as opposed to a slightly higher priced item, over time this product will cost you more money. Finding the proper absorbency is more important than buying the cheapest available, as this will save you money over time. The saying is “the right tool for the right job” and this is never truer than when dealing with incontinence products and being fiscally wise.
  3. Buying in Bulk: Buying your incontinence products (adult briefs, liners, etc.) by the case instead of by the pack can lower the cost per item. These are products you will need, and they will not spoil or go bad. Even though it may seem like you’re only saving pennies per adult diaper, over time these savings can become significant.
  4. Look for Deals: We have all used coupons and other discounts on just about everything in our homes, so why not look for these discounts when purchasing incontinence products? Websites, such as, often offer discounts monthly or if you sign up for monthly email offers. While these may seem like trivial savings, over time they can truly add up in your favor. Not to mention, websites such as ours regularly have monthly discounts on a wide variety of products that can include incontinence items you may need.
  5. Insurance Reimbursement: For incontinence patients who have medical insurance, inquire with your insurance company if you can receive reimbursement for purchasing any type of incontinence product. This may require a letter from your physician stating that it is a medical necessity, but it could never hurt to ask, right? Try contacting your insurance company customer service representative to see if any or all may be eligible for some type of reimbursement.
  6. Think outside the Box: When it comes to saving money, sometimes it requires a little outside-of-the-box thinking. Searching out lesser-known options may be able to save you money in the long run. For instance, the IRS allows for a possible deduction if you spend more than 7.5% of your adjusted gross income on medical expenses. You can consult your accountant or visit to see if you may be eligible. This also may require documentation from your physician stating that this is a medical necessity. Another option for low income or those on a fixed income is to reach out to a diaper bank. These often have restrictions that may vary from state to state. It’s always a good idea to check first to see if you are eligible and if they even have what you need. Often these may be options for those on food stamps or state assistance.
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Saving money can be a multifaceted endeavor. It may take some research and effort, but there are ways to ensure that you get the proper incontinence products without spending an arm and a leg. The good old’ Internet can be a great source of research and opportunities for saving money. Incontinence support groups can be a great source of information. You can check with your physician/nurse or even on Facebook to see if one such group is available to you. A little research can go a long way and so can your dollars!!


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HPFY Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary has been a Health Products For You contributor for many years and has a degree in marketing. His health and wellness journey has a very personal meaning and has guided him in his content writing for HPFY.

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