Home | About Us | Contact Us | Blog | My Account | Bookmark this Page | Shopping cartShopping Cart
(800) 563 - 0161

  Discreet Home Delivery - Order by 5pm Central for Same Day Shipment  
Category Pages

    Book Store
     5 Features to Look For
     Breaking the Cycle
     Diaper Dermatitis

NorthShore Delivers!

  • Award Winning Customer
  • Same Day Shipment
  • Discreet Home Delivery

Click Here to Learn More!

Top Selling Items

Tranquility ATN Briefs
NorthShore Premium Blue Underpads (Chux)
Tranquility Premium Pull-Ons
NorthShore Champion Washable Underpads
NorthShore Booster Pads
New at NorthShore!

NorthShore Supreme Heavy Wipes
NorthShore Supreme Heavy Wipes
NorthShore Supreme
Heavy-Duty Wipes


    Incontinence Products > Resources > 5 Features Article

     Many new customers ask us how our adult & youth diapers and underpads differ from the brands they are used to buying at the grocery or drug stores.  All of the products found at NorthShore are superior to retail brands in performance and fit and the following article explains the benefits of our high performing products.


5 Features to Look for When Choosing High Absorbency Adult Diapers & Underpads


   1.  Liquid absorption and retention capacity

      Skin safety should be a top priority in choosing an absorbent product such as adult diapers and underpads.  Moist skin is prone to irritation, breakdown and the formation of pressure sores.  High performance products retain larger volumes of urine and the fluid will not “squeeze out” even under pressure.  The result is dryer, healthier skin.

      In addition to choosing a high performance product it is very important to remember to reposition your loved one frequently, to avoid constant pressure which can also lead to skin breakdown.

   2.  Leak-proof protection

      Leakage of urine can be prevented.  The common belief that the larger the adult diaper or brief the more urine it will hold is really a myth.  In actuality, high performance incontinence products are composed of super-absorbent polymers that absorb and neutralize a large volume of urine.

      It is very important that an individual's incontinence needs are assessed and that they are measured for the correct style and size of product.  The right product and size are essential to maintain superior performance levels and to prevent leakage.

   3.  Control of bacterial growth

      Neutralization of bacteria is important for many reasons.  Unabsorbed urine is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and other organisms.  These can easily lead to complications, including urinary tract infections.

      High performance adult diapers and underpads neutralize the pH in urine and inhibit the growth of bacteria, creating a safer skin environment.  Individuals remain dry and protected.  Exceptional levels of skin integrity are achieved through the use of superabsorbent products.

   4.  Odor elimination

      The smell of urine is very unpleasant and yet is very common when using a low performance product like the brands typically found in the retail stores.  High performance adult diapers and underpads eliminate urine odor as their technology controls the bacteria responsible for creating the odor.

      Odor elimination results in a more pleasant environment for everyone.

   5.  Improve the quality of life

      A product with a lower absorption capacity needs to be changed more frequently, requiring more of a caregiver's limited time.

      High performance incontinence products last longer and require fewer changes because they absorb and neutralize much more urine than lower performing products.

      Superior performance prevents leakage and reduces laundry.  A “ Performance Product” means a good night's sleep!

      Higher performance adult diaper products enhance the quality of life as there is more time to do the “little extras” and time for the caregiver.

by Jane Curry, BS Gerontology and Mindy Jenson, R.N.

©2002  Principle Business Enterprises, Inc.

Company Info

   • About Us
   • Contact Us
   • Terms and Conditions
   • Privacy Policy
   • Site Map

Customer Service

   • Information Request
   • Price List
   • Promotions
   • Resources
   • Payment Options
   • Shipping Policy
   • Return Policy

Customer Reviews

Five Star Rating

   • TrustPilot
   • Google
   • PriceGrabber
   • BizRate
   • Write a Review

My Account

   • Sign In
   • Order Tracking
   • My Profile
   • Order History
   • Register
Northshore Care Supply, Hospital & Medical Equipment & Supplies, Buffalo Grove, IL

  NorthShore Customer Service Team:
Hours: Weekdays: 
7am - 6pm Central
8am - 2pm
8am - Noon
Phone: (800) 563 - 0161
Fax: (847) 559 - 0098
Email: info@northshorecare.com
Buffalo Grove, Illinois USA
NAPGCM Affiliate Member
  Follow at: facebook twitter


©2014 Samela, Inc. d/b/a NorthShore Care Supply, All rights reserved.