8 Ways to Save Money Purchasing Incontinence Supplies

2919fda3281380666eedd821bb3e786235d9f9f3.jpgHave you experienced the holiday hangover before? It’s a symptom that typically happens after spending large amounts of money during the holidays and the unpleasant feeling that follows. You might have experienced this post-holiday symptom last year, but good news, the holidays are over. Incontinence supplies can get expensive but there are ways to save money if you know what to do. Let us explain what you can start doing as early as your next order to save money. 

  1. Use a booster pad with a liner of your choice. If you're unable to regularly spend money on cases of pull-on style underwear or fitted briefs then you can always use liners and booster pads. Liners have a waterproof backing that can be used in regular underwear. 

  2. Buy a case quantity of any eligible product - Save 10% per pack of the product by ordering the case amount. If you’re going to be purchasing more than 2 packs of diapers, boosters, liners or underwear, you’re better off getting a full case rather than individual packs.

  3. Use premium wipes to decrease usage/cost. If you’re using any kind of cleansing wipe you want to go premium. Fragile wipes tend to rip easier and don’t actually do adequate cleaning which can cause you to use more at a time. The NorthShore™ Supreme Quilted Wipes are thicker, stronger and resistant to fingernail tears. One wipe may be all you need to clean up the heaviest messes. Available for adults and children of all ages.

  4. Calculate how much product (diapers, pads, liners, ect.) you use daily to prevent overspending. For example, if you or (your loved one) is using on average 4 diapers/day then you know that you’ll need at least 112 diapers for the month. You can review the number of diapers in the case amount of your preferred brand and estimate how much to order. If your needs change to make sure to record the amount of product you use to order the appropriate amount next time.

  5. If using chux or bed pads, switch to washable bed pads. Washable underpads can last up to 250 washings and are not repeat purchases. We recommend keeping a set of 4 washable pads on hand that you can use in rotation at home. You can take disposable chux off your list of supplies as a repeat purchase.

  6. Get on a subscription plan if it fits your needs. If you are a caregiver or ordering supplies for yourself you know how hard it is to remember all the supplies to get in one order. The auto-ship program helps prevent last minute emergency purchases which cause you to spend more. When you sign up with NorthShore’s Auto-Ship program you get 5% on your second order and future orders going forward.

  7. Use a liner/lighter pad for lighter voids. If you notice a specific time during the day or night when you’re not leaking as much, use a lighter personal pad or liner. These are usually pads for women and incontinence products for men that are not as bulky as overnight products and are less expensive than getting a case of your usual products.

  8. Use higher absorbency products to reduce changes. Premium quality absorbent products can handle multiple urine voids and will stay dry to the skin. Our highest absorbency products only cost a little more than moderate absorbency products but can reduce costs by a third or more if you can eliminate 1 to 2 changes per day.

Purchasing incontinence supplies doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. There are ways to save. Ordering cases versus packs of products, incorporating washable products in your daily routine are just some of the small ways that you can save money. Do you have any other recommendations that you would recommend to others that have worked for you? Email us your tips and we may mention them in another article!