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Get a Good Night's Sleep! Tips to Preventing Overnight Leaks

Get a Good Night's Sleep! Tips to Preventing Overnight Leaks 0

Let’s talk about leaks. If you’re experiencing nighttime product leaks, you’re not alone. There is nothing more frustrating than getting interrupted during a night’s sleep due to leaks, and it’s a common dilemma we hear about from our customers. There are multiple reasons you could be experiencing product leaks. The most common reasons are [...]
How to Choose an Incontinence Product

How to Choose an Incontinence Product 0

With an enormous selection of incontinence products on the market, choosing the right product for you can be overwhelming. Different products suit different needs, and it is important that you find an incontinence product that can meet your unique situation. With this in mind, we have created a list of 5 questions to consider before [...]
Incontinence Advice From Our Customers

Incontinence Advice From Our Customers 0

We know that no one knows more about incontinence than someone managing it or caring for a loved one. With this in mind, we asked our customers to share the best advice for others facing incontinence. We received tons of amazing feedback and compiled a list of the top 6 pieces of advice. Here they [...]
NEW: Freedom Alert Rental Program

NEW: Freedom Alert Rental Program 0

Last spring, one of our customers contacted us in a predicament.She was about to go into the hospital for knee surgery that would have a long recovery period at home, when she’d have limited mobility and risk of complications. This lovely lady lived alone in a small apartment and her daughter lived out of town. So, it wasn’t an [...]
National Caregivers Day!

National Caregivers Day! 0

Did you know that more than half of Healthwick customers are caregivers, helping to care for a loved one or friend? Today, April 5th, 2016 we salute these compassionate and hardworking individuals, including:The daughter who is raising her own teenage children and caring for her elderly father with health issues.The husband who is caring for [...]
How to Talk to Your Parent About Incontinence

How to Talk to Your Parent About Incontinence 0

Here at Healthwick, we’re bracing to be busy the week after Easter. What’s the correlation between Easter and increased demand for continence products? (Hint: It’s not the Easter eggs!). It’s because many Canadians will be visiting their parents or grandparents for the first time since Christmas, and they’ll suddenly notice that their parent is struggling with incontinence. It could be [...]
Father's Day and Mild Male Incontinence

Father's Day and Mild Male Incontinence 0

Are you or a loved one experiencing mild-moderate male incontinence? Feel embarrassed about talking about it? The good thing is that you are not alone. In fact, we speak to many customers daily about male incontinence. We understand that it’s not the easiest subject for men to broach with their buddies, or their loved ones, so [...]
Is Your Mom Missing Mother's Day Due to Incontinence?

Is Your Mom Missing Mother's Day Due to Incontinence? 0

Last year around this time, I spoke to a lovely 80-year young lady who hadn’t left her house more than ten times in the past 2 years. She had even missed her grandson’s wedding the previous summer rather than risk having an incontinent episode (a leak of urine while in a public location).For more than [...]
4 Signs Your Elderly Parent May Be Experiencing Incontinence

4 Signs Your Elderly Parent May Be Experiencing Incontinence 0

"I wish I'd known then...."

"I wish I'd known then...." 0

Last week, we asked our customers to finish the sentence "I wish I'd known then..." and tell their story about what they've learned since managing incontinence. The responses have been amazing! A few comments that really stood out:"I wish I'd known then..... that there is such a range of sizes and products for youth. I have a special [...]
To Treat Grandma's Incontinence, Buy A Video Game that Makes her Dance

To Treat Grandma's Incontinence, Buy A Video Game that Makes her Dance 0

Dancing could help older women fight urinary incontinence, and it seems that video games are the best way to get them moving. A regimen of dance-based video games, a new study shows, could be a cheap and fun form of physiotherapy.In a study published in Neurology and Urodynamics, Canadian and Swiss researchers added dance exercises [...]
Jerry's Journey: Prostate Knowledge is Good

Jerry's Journey: Prostate Knowledge is Good 0

Before my father was diagnosed with this snippy little disease (prostate cancer), I couldn't tell you the function of the prostate. I never thought about it, and I wasn't alone. A recent study conducted by the fine folks at the Emory Winship Cancer Institute claims only 5% of the men questioned were aware of the [...]