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Are Male External Catheters Right For You?

Are Male External Catheters Right For You? 0

The word “catheter” may seem intimidating, and can bring up thoughts of discomfort and invasiveness. However, intermittent catheters are not the only option out there when it comes to catheters. For gentlemen managing urinary incontinence, male external catheters may be a great solution that you maybe hadn’t thought of [...]
Your Secret Weapon: Booster Pads

Your Secret Weapon: Booster Pads 0

“Ugh. I have to change the sheets on my bed every morning! Why can’t I find an adult diaper that doesn’t soak through?!”This is one of the most common complaints we hear from our customers, but the fact is; if you’re already in a well-fitting and high absorbency product, it might not be your adult [...]
Eco-Friendly Incontinence Products

Eco-Friendly Incontinence Products 0

Are you looking for environmentally conscious incontinence product options? Maybe a washable underpad? Or a biodegradable washcloth? Look no further!We know that most incontinence products are single-use and disposable, which is why Healthwick is proud to have washable and eco-friendly product options. With this being said, here are a few great alternatives to disposable incontinence [...]
Just for Gents - Managing Male Urinary Incontinence

Just for Gents - Managing Male Urinary Incontinence 0

Gentlemen who are managing incontinence face specific challenges. But they also have unique opportunities when it comes to products to help lead a comfortable, healthy life, unembarrassed by urinary leaks.A Bit About Male AnatomyUrine is made by the kidneys and stored in the bladder, which is connected to the penis by the urethra that passes through the prostate. When [...]
Adult Diapers vs Pull-up Underwear

Adult Diapers vs Pull-up Underwear 0

More than 3.3 million Canadians of all ages are managing incontinence, and as many as 50% of people over the age of 65 deal with it daily. Incontinence is simply involuntary urinary or bowel leakage, which can range from very light leaks to heavy bedwetting.For those with heavy absorbency needs, you’re likely considering either adult diapers (briefs) or adult pull-ups (underwear) [...]
5 Incontinence Products You've Probably Never Thought Of

5 Incontinence Products You've Probably Never Thought Of 0

Everyone knows about adult diapers; they're a simple solution that are easy for people to understand immediately. But Healthwick customers are endlessly innovative and have always been generous in sharing their recommendations for unique solutions and ideas to make managing incontinence easier.Today, we wanted to highlight five products that you probably haven't tried, maybe you [...]
Top 3 Thickest Adult Diapers

Top 3 Thickest Adult Diapers 0

When heavy volume control is a concern, many of our customers turn to the thickest adult diapers to help. While not discreet under regular clothing, our loftiest incontinence products are great for overnight protection or high urine output for those on diuretics.These top 3 bestsellers get great reviews for:having a waterproof plastic-backing,containing a large amount [...]
5 Great Reasons to Try Pads Instead of Adult Diapers

5 Great Reasons to Try Pads Instead of Adult Diapers 0

Adult diapers and absorbent underwear are genuinely helpful for people managing bladder and/or bowel leaks, but today we’re going to encourage you to re-think incontinence pads and give them a try.Incontinence pads are often overlooked, especially by men, with the belief that they’re just like feminine hygiene pads and they aren’t as absorbent as incontinence [...]
Best Adult Diapers of 2019

Best Adult Diapers of 2019 0

Healthwick's Annual List of the Top 10 Incontinence Products in Canada As one of Canada’s largest online retailers in incontinence products, Healthwick’s annual list of bestsellers helps caregivers, purchasers and manufacturers learn which adult diaper and absorbent underwear products are trending in the industry. In 2019, specialty incontinence brands like Tranquility and Abena continue to lead sales, [...]
The Last Mile

The Last Mile 0

When you are dealing with incontinence, there are a lot of decisions you must face: what brand of diaper to choose, the style, the absorbency level, and the size, for starters. However, there is one aspect of incontinence that affects everyone but isn’t often openly discussed: diaper disposal. Here are some solutions to this “pink elephant in the room” [...]
The Creams of the Crop

The Creams of the Crop 0

One of the unpleasant and unfortunate side effects of incontinence is red, chapped skin, also known as dermatitis. The seal created by a well-made and properly working diaper can keep sweat and other liquids close to the body, causing this uncomfortable (and unwanted) result. If you or a loved one is dealing with incontinence, a high-quality cream should be [...]
It’s a Wash: Incontinence Washcloths and Wipes

It’s a Wash: Incontinence Washcloths and Wipes 0

Many people are familiar with “baby wipes” – those thin, premoistened washcloths used to clean the skin at diaper changes. Not much bigger than the moist towelettes you get at fast food restaurants, they do a basic job in cleaning up messes, but aren’t quite up to the task of cleaning an adult-sized person. That’s why we have adult washcloths [...]