Incontinence products

(8 Posts)
AIMD Sun 03-Jan-21 16:56:56

Does anyone know if retired people with medical issues causing in continence can get help towards the cost of their continence products? At the moment my parents are paying a lot for pads. My mum is retired and had a medical condition causing incontinece. My dad is not retired yet.

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emmathedilemma Sun 03-Jan-21 17:03:39

I think you might be able to get them on prescription if it's due to a medical problem. Their GP or pharmacist should be able to confirm.

BetterCare Sun 03-Jan-21 17:11:50

My Mum got all her pads for free. There is an incontinence service that they can be referred to. They need to speak to their GP who will arrange an assessment.

Hope they get it sorted because they are expensive. But also advise your parents to look around in the mean time because some of the best like Aldi’s and Lidl’s are the cheapest.

dingledongle Sun 03-Jan-21 17:15:09

Speak with GP, district nurse could do a continence assessment.

In some areas you can self refer to bowel/bladder issues. Continence services vary area to area ime

AIMD Sun 03-Jan-21 17:19:10

I have suggested they request GP referr to I continue service and ask at the pharmacy. Hopefully that’ll help.

Had to help them with money recently and found loads of ways they are spending money they might be able to save on and helping them to apply for assistance allowance.

Thanks for the advice all!!

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movingonup20 Sun 03-Jan-21 17:22:16

If medically necessary yes, but she will need to be honest to her dr , the embarrassment factor might be whilst she is self funding. If she doesn't qualify then look into reusables - I have them because I don't want surgery and don't want to impact the planet for 10's of years (hopefully!)

AIMD Sun 03-Jan-21 18:11:42

movingonup20

If medically necessary yes, but she will need to be honest to her dr , the embarrassment factor might be whilst she is self funding. If she doesn't qualify then look into reusables - I have them because I don't want surgery and don't want to impact the planet for 10's of years (hopefully!)

I think they just don’t like asking for anything.
The dr is aware of the incontience issue but I know if she asked if she wanted a referral to continence nurse she would have said no. They need an OT too, again I think their dr (who is really exceptionally good) would have offered this but they would have said no.

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