Resources

  • About TENA and It's Products

    Date: May 16, 2015

    TENA and It's Products... TENA is made by SCA, the largest global manufacturer located in Sweden.  SCA is putting much effort when choosing and working together with its suppliers to make mutually beneficial improvements with respect to social and environmental performance.  When it comes to supplier requirements and follow-up, SCA works with and assigns priority to three distinct steps: 1. Global Supplier Standard SCA has applied a Global Supplier Standard (GSS) for many years. The GSS was last updated in 2011 to reinforce sustainability criteria. The standard includes requirements governing quality, product safety, the environment, energy and chemicals. The GSS is complemented by SCA’s Code of Conduct, which means that SCA imposes the same social responsibility requirements on its suppliers as on the Group’s own operations. The hygiene and forest products operations each apply individual versions of the GSS. The basic principles are identical, but certain differences exist due to the diverse nature of the ...

  • TENA and Sustainability

    Date: May 16, 2015

    SCA and it's sustainability policy SCA exists for the purpose of creating value for the company’s shareholders, increasing the standard of living and quality of life of its employees and otherwise contributing to the economic, environmental and social well-being of customers, suppliers and the nations in which the company transacts business. SCA places strong emphasis on renewable and recyclable raw materials and strives to offer environmentally sound products and services. These must be capable of meeting customer and consumer needs with respect to functionality, economy, safety and environmental impact. Policy statements: SCA shall conduct its activities in accordance with the highest standards of corporate best practice and in full compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements. SCA is committed to the sustainable development of its business, taking all economic, environmental and social issues into consideration. SCA is committed to transparency and open communication about its environmental and social practices. It seeks dialogue with its ...

  • 3 Simple Ways to Fight Incontinence Conservatively

    Date: May 15, 2015

    Incontinence is a common issue, especially among the elderly. It also affects those who underwent delivery or trauma to the genital-urinary and recto-anal regions. On rare cases, genes may have a role to play. There is no definite cure, but many options exist to alleviate the discomfort and improve the quality of life of those who suffer – most notably exemplified by the adult diaper. Medications and surgical options exist, but for many people, this too poses a lot of other risks. The question of money will also come into play as many cannot even afford to buy absorbent pads. But dealing with incontinence doesn’t have to be risky or expensive, or even inconvenient. Sometimes, the best way to manage incontinence is through conservative methods that can provide excellent relief during the initial stages of the problem. Bladder Training This may be one of the first treatments prescribed for those experiencing the early ...

  • Dealing with Urinary Incontinence

    Date: May 2, 2015

    Dealing with Urinary Incontinence   Urinary incontinence is a common problem among the elderly, reaching 35% of the global population aged 60 and up. It is caused by many factors, namely diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, or an enlarged prostate, the most common among men. The earliest recorded treatment was in Ancient Egypt, where a pad is prescribed “to remove constant running of the urine” Nowadays, treatment varies from simple exercises to medicines, and even surgery. Kegel exercise is a conservative management of urinary incontinence, especially that of the stress-induced type. It consists of regularly contracting and relaxing the muscles responsible for urinary voiding – the pelvic muscles. This makes stronger muscles, giving a better ability to control the flow of urine. Another conservative management is weight loss among obese individuals, and stress avoidance. Another way to treat is by medications, but the risk of side effects are always a concern. The success rate is ...

  • An Asian Reality : Family-Home Care to Assisted-Home Care…

    Date: April 28, 2015

    Individualism and independence. These two values have shaped English-speaking cultures, namely the United States and the United Kingdom, to become productive and mobile. Protestantism, the group of Christian denominations predominant in these countries, believes that a person’s value is connected to their work ethic. This, however, spells a life of assisted living among the elderly, who often go to nursing and retirement homes once they reach their twilight years. Contact with their families are often minimal (Martinez-Carter, 2013). Halfway around the world, a different picture is painted in the East Asian nations of China, Korea, Japan and the Philippines. The elderly are celebrated and revered. Families are often large, with parents, children, and grandchildren living at home. This stems from the duty of the children to take care of their parents when they age, and it is expected that they will also be taken care of in the future (Martinez-Carter, 2013).     Retirement ...

  • Caregivers Guide to Incontinence Products

    Date: February 11, 2015

    If you are caring for someone with incontinence issues, we understand how difficult it can be to know which adult incontinence products to choose for each situation.   This buyers guide, provided by our friends at TENA, can be used by caregivers to understand each type of adult incontinence product and how they work best. Pull Up Briefs – Protective Underwear Description:  Protective underwear are full fitted briefs that pull on and take the place of regular undergarments. Best for: People unable to manage their own incontinence People who are ambulatory or able to bear weight Bowel and bladder incontinence Not so good for: Changing in bed Pad Inserts – Pads & Shields Description: Pads are designed to fit inside regular underwear to absorb accidental leakage.  May have adhesive strip to adhere to undergarment. Best for: Added absorbency inside regular undergarments or inside pull up briefs.  This limits embarrassment when accidents occur. Not so good for: Complete bladder incontinence Bowel incontinence Belted Undergarments Description: Sized between a pad insert and a full brief, these are designed to ...

  • Types of Incontinence...

    Date: February 9, 2015

    Bladder loss is not a disease; it is usually a symptom of another medical condition or occasionally can be an effect of a medication. It is helpful to identify which of the incontinence types you might have and to understand more about it. This will assist you in finding the best management solution. Determining your incontinence type will also assist you when seeking help from your doctor or health care professional. Talk with them openly about the best way to manage your type of light urinary leakage. They can help determine the cause and advise steps to control and improve your condition. There are a few different types of incontinence. Stress Incontinence Women with stress incontinence may experience leakage when coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising, lifting and performing other kinds of strenuous activity. Childbirth and some surgeries can weaken the pelvic floor (the muscles under the bladder) allowing light urine to leak when the abdomen is under stress. Younger ...

  • Faecal incontinence (bowel incontinence)

    Date: January 22, 2015

    Bowel incontinence, also called faecal (fecal) incontinence or anal leakage, is the inability to control the bowels, resulting in the unplanned loss of liquid stool (diarrhoea), solid faeces or flatulence (wind). It is different to having sudden-onset (short-term) diarrhoea . It is difficult to know how common bowel incontinence is, but various research studies suggest that about 10% of adults soil their underwear regularly (British Medical Journal2010;340:1350-5). What you can do about bowel (faecal) incontinence Firstly, special thanks to everyone who has provided feedback about how to get on with your life when you have this problem. Some of your suggestions are mentioned here. As one person wrote, ‘At the end of the day, it's a bodily reaction which is out of your control. If you mess, just laugh it off, clean up, and get on with your day. It doesn't mean you are dirty, stupid or a kid, you're just unfortunate for having such a ...

  • Don’t Let Incontinence Change Your Lifestyle…

    Date: January 21, 2015

    The actual inconveniences and psychological repercussions of incontinence can be overwhelming if one is not well-prepared to live with it. It is very sad to know that many are forced to forgo their original lifestyles they have been enjoying for years. These changes can lead to mental health problems if left unattended as the person gradually withdraw from the society and when loneliness sets-in… Living with Incontinence: Don’t Let Embarrassment Dictate Your Lifestyle The psychological repercussions of incontinence can be overwhelming, and many people choose to deal with them by withdrawing from social situations wherever they can. This situation – if left unaddressed – can lead to mental health problems, loneliness and implications for the sufferer’s professional life. According to NHS estimates, there are between three million and six million incontinence sufferers in the UK, and an estimated 1.4% of people over the age of 40 suffer with significant faecal incontinence. However, ...

  • Choosing Incontinence Products

    Date: January 21, 2015

    When one first shops for incontinence protection, one may be overwhelmed by all the different options available in the market. How exactly to choose the right product can be challenging. There are several things to note when selecting incontinence products: - Size -- A wrong fit is either when is too large or too small and that will not be effective in managing urine leaks. That’s why it’s important to measure one’s waist, hips, and thighs and match it to the manufacturer’s sizing guide. Do note that one may be a medium for one brand, but a large for another brand. - Absorbency -- Severity of the person’s incontinence is the main factor to choosing the type of incontinence product. If one experiences light bladder leakage or dribbling, one might only need an incontinence pad or guard. Another may need an adult brief or diaper if he has constantly loses large volume of urine, ...

  • About Incontinence Products

    Date: January 20, 2015

    There are mainly two types of incontinence aids to consider when choosing the right product that one needs: one is those worn with one’s own underwear and another type is those that replace it. Each type has a number of choices, so deciding a right product may base on comfort, cost and features that meet one’s requirements. Here are some of the choices: *Incontinence pads, guards, and liners are inserts that secure to undergarments with an adhesive strip. They are often less bulky and are easy to remove and replace when soiled. These are great as low-profile solution for those suffering from light incontinence. Guards for men are light incontinence pads that are designed to fit the anatomy of men. These are some of the examples… Pads for her…   Guards for him…   Liner… *Belted shields or undergarments are hybrid that combined a pad or liner with a belt or strap that can be worn ...