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FAQs about Attends products

Which Attends products should I use?

All Attends products are made with your incontinence needs in mind. Knowing that everyone is different, we have a wide range of products in multiple sizes and absorbency levels. As a pioneer in the incontinence products industry and a manufacturer solely dedicated to incontinence supplies, we understand the issues involved. Complete your Personal Assessment to receive a customized product recommendation.

Where can I buy Attends products?

Attends products are available at medical supply dealers, pharmacies, online retailers , and for home delivery.

How do I dispose of my Attends products?

Dispose of used products in the garbage. If you are a woman, you can also use sanitary pad bins, and with most products, use the plastic wrapping from a new product to dispose of the old one. You should not throw used Attends products in the toilet because plumbing is not designed to handle them.

Are there any featured Attends products I should know about?

There are two Attends products you might be interested in:

Attends Protective Underwear is for people who enjoy active, healthy lifestyles. Soft, comfortable, and discreet, Attends Protective Underwear allow a high degree of mobility and freedom for people of all ages who need incontinence protection. Worn under clothing just like regular underwear, protective underwear from Attends offer:

  • A slim profile and a comfortable, stretch waistband
  • Skin comfort because they are made of breathable material that allows excellent air flow
  • Dry, healthy skin, while a moisture-proof lining prevents leakage
  • The ultimate discreet protection for moderate to heavy incontinence

Attends Bariatric Briefs are for extra-large individuals. Excess weight causes pressure on the bladder, often resulting in urinary incontinence. Skin health is of particular concern for people who are sedentary for extended periods. Attends Bariatric Briefs provide excellent leakage protection, skin wellness, dryness, and odor control with these important features:

  • Acquisition layer and super absorbent polymer channels and locks fluids in the core and helps prevent odor
  • Air-comfort breathable side panels for healthy skin
  • Extra-wide easy-fit tape tabs for stay-in-place security
  • Move-with-you stretchable design for better fit (up to 90 inches)
  • Poly outer covering prevents leakage and provides ease of positioning
  • Soft, cloth-like inner liner is gentle against the skin
How do I know what size to buy?

You can measure your waist or hips to find your exact waist size or the size of someone you care for. To find the right size for standing, sitting, or lying down, follow the simple instructions in our How to Measure section. You can also find the right size Attends product using our sizing grids. And to confirm that you've chosen the right size, request a free sample.

What if I have other questions about Attends products?

You can always contact Attends Healthcare Products if you have questions. Call our toll-free number, write to us, or contact us through our online contact form. We will try to answer you personally as soon as possible.

How do I use the new Product Selection Guide?

The new Product Selection Guide is simple to use. Click on a level of incontinence to find the one that best matches your experience.  When you find your incontinence level, you can rollover the list of product categories that are suitable for your condition. Travel down the menu and click on a category and the corresponding Attends products will be displayed below. Click on a specific Attends product to visit the individual product page.

What are the key benefits of Attends products?

Attends products are engineered to absorb and contain urine using a variety of unique systems that make them excellent choices for your incontinence needs. Selected products feature these benefits:

  • Triple-tier moisture locking system delivers superior performance and leakage protection while promoting skin wellness and managing odor. Available in selected Attends Briefs and Shaped Pads.
  • Air-comfort breathable side panels for healthy skin allow more airflow, but still have a moisture-proof lining along the center of the brief to prevent leakage. Breathable materials have a soft, cloth-like covering for quiet confidence. Available in selected Attends Briefs.
  • Soft and flexible Comfort Flex-Tabs® fasten anywhere for precise fit.These briefs have a soft, flexible, hook-and-loop-plus-adhesive system that refastens anywhere on the brief without tearing the material. Available in selected Attends Briefs.
  • Easy-fit tape tabs for re-fastening without tearing the brief. Available in selected Attends Briefs.
  • Regular-Sized briefs utilize the width of a large brief and the length of a medium brief, providing better fit for users that are less than 5' 6" tall but have hips or waist measurements of 44" to 56". Available in selected Attends Briefs.
  • Latex Free is a benefit of ALL Attends Healthcare products.
  • Discreet Packaging is available for many Attends products.  Products are available with discreet outer shipping cases for your privacy and dignity.

For Caregivers and Loved Ones

How do I know what size to buy?

You can measure the waist or hips of someone you care for to find the exact waist size or hip size. To find the right size for someone standing, sitting, or lying down, follow the simple instructions in our How to Measure section. If you know the height and weight of the person you care for, you can also find the right size Attends product using our sizing grids. To make sure the size you choose is right, request a free sample.

What if I have other questions about Attends products?

You can always contact Attends Healthcare Products if you have questions about Attends products. Call our toll-free number, write to us, or contact us through our online contact form . We will try to answer you personally as soon as possible.

My son is 13 and has incontinence. Too big for diapers, too small for briefs.
How can Attends Healthcare Products help?

Attends Healthcare Products makes a Youth Brief, which is made for smaller, petite adults or adolescents whose waists measure 20″ to 28″. It is heavily absorbent. Youth briefs have a microporous contact sheet that rapidly absorbs fluids and keeps them from resurfacing and a polyester backsheet that contains fluids in the garment. Attends Youth Briefs are packaged in unmarked cases for discretion. Our top-tier brief and protective underwear are also available in sizes for youth.

How do I know what product to buy for my parent, who is starting to have
mobility issues?

First use our Personal Assessment Tool for a customized product recommendation. If your parent can still toilet her or himself, Attends Protective Underwear might be right as they can be pulled on like regular underwear. If she/he needs more protection than protective underwear can give, consider Attends Absorbent Briefs. The easiest way to choose a size is to use the sizing grids, especially if you already know your parent’s height and weight. If you’re not sure, ask to weigh your dad or mom and measure his/her height while she/he is lying down. Find his/her size in the grid for the type of product your dad or mom needs, and request a free sample. Another way to find the appropriate size is to use the follow the simple instructions in our How to Measure section.

For Men

Are there specific Attends products for men?

Almost all Attends products can be used by men or women. Guards for Men are the one exception.

For Women

Can I use regular sanitary protection pads for stress incontinence?

Its better to use incontinence products because they are designed to deal with the specific challenges of urinary leakage. Many women do use menstrual pads for protection against urinary incontinence. They may be too embarrassed to buy adult incontinence products. Or they may just think there’s no difference between the two because they look so similar and perform a similar function. But they are different. Menstrual pads are made of a material engineered to absorb blood. Menstrual discharge is heavier in consistency than urine and comes out more slowly. As a rule, urine is lighter in consistency and is expelled in larger quantities than menstrual fluid. Also, these two conditions come with different odor issues and require different odor-fighting properties.

Attends adult incontinence products are specially designed to absorb and contain urine leakage, manage odor, and protect your skin health. Use our Personal Assessment Tool to receive a customized product recommendation.

Are there specific Attends products for women?

For women, Attends Healthcare Products makes Insert Pads and Light Pads in several different absorbency levels.

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