Nurse's Bedside Tips to Save Money on Disposable Incontinence Supplies ©
Use washables and depend less on disposables.
Washable re-usable bad pads are widely underused however not only more comfortable but provide better protection then disposable pads. If you find the need for disposable bed pads then conserve them by using in combination with washable bed pads. Don't waste money on disposable bathing cloths when standard wash cloths work just as well. Be frugal with hand sanitizers as basic hand washing with soap and water is best. Buy specially designed thick washable panties, briefs and even boxers for men to reduce reliance on disposable diaper pull-ups. Try less expensive diapers for daytime use when lighter incontinence and insert a pad into diapers to reduce changes. Conserve your supply of more expensive absorbent diapers when needed for heavier night time incontinence.
Spend wisely on products that matter most and be more prudent with those that don't.
Save money by purchasing generic disposable gloves, pre-moistened wipes and wash cloths because they tend to vary less from one manufacturer to the next. It is interesting to note that many generics are even manufactured by the same companies that produce higher-end brands. It's not always the case that "you get what you pay for" when it comes to disposable healthcare supplies. However it may be that a special brand of diapers is greatly preferred and therefore might be worth spending extra. Be sure to keep on hand an abundant supply of inexpensive gloves and tubs of wipes to protect caregivers and patients alike.
Buy in bulk and online with today's easy access to internet and comparison shopping.
Buying large quantities will not only mean big savings on multiple cases of diapers and bed pads but most reputable merchants will offer free shipping as well. Beware of online merchants that have hidden shipping fees or slow delivery as that is simply not acceptable to busy caregivers. Online health supply stores typically offer more choices at cheaper costs due to lower operating costs in contrast to brick and mortar retail supply stores. Also don't forget the convenience of delivery to your front door and importance of saving your valuable time.