Did you know that more than 43 million people in the U.S. provide unpaid care to an adult or child with special incontinence care needs each year? Whether they are taking care of their parent, child, family member, friend or neighbor, these personal caregivers devote countless hours and energy into improving the lives of those in their care.
While every caregiver has his or her own motivations – love, compassion, a sense of responsibility, among others – one common factor that can help them provide the absolute best care possible is selecting the highest quality and most dependable caregiver medical supplies available. We have laid out our top caregiver medical supplies in the home health market, covering incontinence management and personal hygiene. We are confident these items will provide excellent performance to help enhance the lives of care recipients, while helping them to avoid skin health issues, infections and other medical complications common to incontinence care.
The daily demands for caregivers are often extensive and varied. Regardless of whether a caregiver is providing care for one individual or multiple, it's imperative to have the best medical supplies to provide quality care. The right medical supplies can mitigate total changes for the incontinent, promote proper skin health, and ensure overall comfort for individuals receiving care. Using the right medical supplies can help increase the overall quality of life. We've compiled our best 13 recommendations of "must-have" caregiving supplies.
Best Disposable Incontinence Waste Bags
Brand: Heaven Scent
Sizes available: 50 Bags
Price range: $12.99
Dispose of incontinence products discretely with the use of Heaven Scent disposable bags. Each pack includes 50 powder-free scented bags that are perfect for throwing away soiled briefs, pads, or other sullied products. The bags neutralize unpleasant odors. Each bag has small handles that tie together for easy, sanitary disposal. These opaque, durable blue polyethylene bags are great to take on-the-go, as they are easy to carry in a purse or pocket. They can also be used for feminine hygiene products and to dispose of pet waste. These bags are made in the United States. Ideal for caregiver supplies, for a loved one or other individual.
Best Disposable Bed Pad
Sizes available: 30" x 36"
Price range: $64.99
The Tranquility AIR-Plus Underpads are a caregiver top pick for a breathable underpad that provides exceptional absorption of urine. Each underpad can hold up to 34 ounces, or 1,005 milliliters, of fluid. They are ideal for use with low-air-loss bed systems. The microporous back sheet allows heat, air, and moisture vapor to escape. The release of heat, air, and moisture helps improve air circulation and support optimal skin integrity. The sheets protect mattresses and beds. The soft, consistently smooth, even surface minimizes pressure points and friction concerns. They are latex-free. These pads feature Tranquility’s peach mat guarantee. This guarantee promises unsurpassed performance in the areas of skin dryness, odor reduction, urine PH neutralization, and the inhibition of bacterial growth. This product is made in the United States.
Best Skin Protectant
Sizes available: 4 oz.
Price range: $10.00
Key features: Helps to protect and heal skin irritations from incontinence, minor burns, scrapes, diaper rash or wound drainage. For the second year in a row, Calmoseptine Ointment has the distinguished honor of being named #1 pharmacist recommended brand for incontinence by U.S. News & World Report!
Best 2-in-1 Perineal Skin Cleanser
Brand: Aloe Vesta
Sizes available: 8 oz.
Price range: $6.99
Key features: Mild, non-drying skin cleanser with aloe vera gel for perineal cleansing. This cleanser is deodorizing, ready-to-use, and is a no-rinse formula. The spray bottle provides more convenient hygiene care and minimizes rubbing with cleansing agents that dissolve soils and remove odor. It is alcohol-free and pH balanced. There is a clean & fresh lemon scent. Soothes & moisturizes irritated skin
Best Hand Sanitizer
Sizes available: 16.9 oz, 33 oz, & 1 gallon
Price range: $19.99 - $99.99
This unscented hand sanitizer is a must-have for caregiver products. Practice good hygiene by frequently sanitizing with the BodyMed hand sanitizer in between tasks. This sanitizing gel contains 70% ethyl alcohol, which helps reduce microbial presence. To use the BodyMed Hand Sanitizer, place enough product on the hands to cover all surfaces, then rub the hands together until dry. This product contains aloe vera to leave hands feeling refreshed after use, not cracked and dry.
What makes this sanitizer especially fun is the ability to personalize the scent! Customize the scent by adding essential oil to the container. The approximate ratio should be .25 ounces of essential oil to 1-gallon of sanitizer.
The BodyMed hand sanitizer is made in the United States with high-proof alcohol, effective at killing germs according to the FDA manufacturing formulation guidelines.
Best Disinfectant Wipes
Sizes available: 180 Wipes
Price range: $19.99
Force2 Disinfectant Wipes are citrus-scented, hospital-grade disinfectants that are safe and effective. These fast-acting wipes kill 47 pathogens in only 2 minutes without the use of bleach or peroxide. Specific pathogens it disinfects include Norovirus, H3N2, CA-MRSA, Candida, and more. The unique formula kills today’s most harmful pathogens without damaging the surface of furniture, gym equipment, or medical devices. Use on vinyl, rubber, nylon, carbon graphite, finished wood, steel, iron, silicone, and more without any damage. Force2 Disinfectant Wipes are odorless and will not cause skin irritation.
Each canister includes 180 wipes. The cutting edge formula quickly disinfects in a single step, saving you both time and money. Force2 Disinfectant Wipes are effective against both common and resistant pathogens and is still safe to use in any environment. These wipes are safe to use around children and exceed CDC guidelines for healthcare disinfection. The quaternary formula type sanitizes and is alcohol-free, phenol-free, bleach-free, ammonia-free, non-toxic, and non-irritating. This formula is EPA registered.
Each Force2 Disinfectant Wipe towelette measures 6” x 7” in size. The canister itself measures 11” x 12.5” x 12.5” in size and includes 180 wipes. Made to be used in virtually any personal or professional office, home, or building. Specifically, use these wipes on non-critical medical supplies and medical surfaces, kitchens, and restrooms.
Best Incontinence Products for Caregivers
Sizes available: XS - XXL
Price range: $17.99 - $18.99
Tranquility Premium OverNight Disposable Absorbent underwears are our best selling incontinence product and the best OverNight Adult Pull-On diaper! These diapers have helped customers sleep through the night and wake up refreshed, ready to maximize each day with Tranquility. Each disposable underwear can hold up to 34 ounces of fluid under pressure. Individuals with heavy incontinence appreciate the high-level of absorbancy this underwear offer. They are straightforward to pull up and down. The soft, premium fabric is breathable and silent. These feature Tranquility Product’s peach mat guarantee. This guarantee promises unsurpassed performance in the areas of skin dryness, odor reduction, urine PH neutralization, and the inhibition of bacterial growth. Keep loved ones protected with these underwear!
Each is latex-free. The underwear is made proudly in the United States.
Here’s a recent review (August 2020) from a caregiver that purchased this underwear:
“I am a caregiver, and we have been using Binson’s for years, but their products weren’t working for us (Good folks though), and J&B Medical had really bad reviews. We are very pleased with this company and this product. I really wish insurance would help pay for things people actually need and not some cheap thin stuff that does no one any good. Definitely need to budget for these, and I also wish they would add more to the package. Please remember (makers) that people are not rich, but we all deserve to feel confident in ourselves. Also, these come within a day or two once you order, and I LOVE that!! And Matthew is a complete gem. He’s always such a pleasure to talk with. Thank you.”
Sizes available: M - XXL
Price range: $16.99
Tranquility Premium DayTime Disposable underwear provides heavy protection and comfort for active daytime use. It has a clean look of underwear and is easy to pull up and down. The protective, absorbent underwear is soft, comfortable, and has a full-rise waist panel with ample fabric for a better fit. The Peach Mat Guarantee ® backs premium DayTime Disposable Absorbent Underwear for unsurpassed protection in the areas of skin dryness, odor reduction, urine pH neutralization, and inhibition of bacterial growth. Tear-away side seams allow for easy removal, and Kufguards® (inner leg cuffs) channel fluids into the core, helping to contain high volume urge episodes and bowel incontinence. Latex-Free. Made in the United States.
Here’s a recent customer review:
“After having alarming results with hypersensitive skin using two other brands similar disposable absorbent underwear with gel absorption inserts, these Tranquility Premium Protection Premium Daytime perform without any hint of contact dermatitis. They have held up to hard manual labor 100 degree high humidity weather, including urine and feces leakage without loss of integrity or excessive odor. The Peach Mat Gel insert does not dissolve or leak out of the fiber layer liner when wet. The fit is comfortable in all positions and undergarments.”
- Terry N.
Sizes available: XS - XL
Price range: $7.99 - $14.99
The Tranquility All-Through-the-Night Disposable Brief is one of our most absorbent adult disposable briefs! ATNs are a full-fit, poly-backed diaper with maximum absorptive capacity for maximum protection. Users can sleep all through the night uninterrupted by garment changes without compromising skin integrity. A patented Peach Mat core contains a super-absorbent polymer that guarantees skin dryness, odor reduction, pH neutralization of urine, and inhibition of bacterial growth.Kufguards® (inner leg cuffs) channel fluids into the core, helping to contain high volume urge episodes and bowel incontinence. Reducing wet linens and extra laundry, ATNs provide greater peace of mind for the caregiver and the user. Available in five sizes. Latex-free. Made in the United States.
Sizes available: Junior - XXL
Price range: $16.99
The convenience of underwear with the absorbency of Adult Disposable Diapers! Active people will find this product easy to pull up and down, just like regular underwear, allowing for normal toileting. The convenience makes this adult disposable underwear one of the most popular options in our online store for managing incontinence. Soft, breathable, cloth-like material feels more like underwear and less like adult disposable diapers (briefs). Ample, full-rise waist panel allows for a better fit. It is available in seven sizes: Youth, X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and 2XL. Latex-free. Made in the United States.
Sizes available: S - XXL
Price range: $9.99 - $24.75
The smartcore brief is an industrial-grade brief that has a high capacity absorbent core, making it useful for up to 6-8 hours of wear. Kufguards® inner leg cuffs designed to channel fluids, contain high volume urge episodes, and help with bowel incontinence. The breathable sides increase fresh air flow, reduce heat, mitigate moisture build-up, and help maintain skin integrity. The soft, cloth-like material with micro-hook closure tabs grip the cloth-like outer layer to fasten the brief and allow for multiple openings securely. A wetness indicator turns yellow lines into blue when moisture is present. The SmartCore brief is colored-coded in five sizes. The color differentiation between sizes helps simplify caregiver duties and assisting with proper size selection.
Latex-free. Made in the United States.
Sizes available: 9" X 13"
Price range: $4.99
Tranquility Personal Cleansing Wipes (or disposable washcloth) are soft, cloth-like, multipurpose disposable wipes, perfect for cleaning all body parts. The wipes have a mild scent and are hypoallergenic, paraben-free, alcohol-free, and enriched with Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Vitamin E. The wipes are large enough to allow for quick clean-up or bathing of those who are bedridden. Teach wipe is 9” x 13” in size. The generous size allows for quick clean-up. The package contains 56 wipes and reseals to keep wipes moist. Latex-free. They are made in the United States.
Here’s a recent customer review:
“I love these! They are BIG, they don’t fall apart and they don’t leave a sticky residue!”
Sizes available: Super, Ultimate, Overnight
Price range: $11.99 - $12.99
Tranquility Personal Care Pads enable confident, active living and offer peak comfort and convenience. The adhesive strip secures the incontinence pad in place, discreet packaging of individual pads can be carried in pocket or purse. It is great as a female or male incontinence pad. These pads are backed by the Peach Mat Guarantee® for unsurpassed protection in the areas of skin dryness, odor reduction, urine pH neutralization, and inhibition of bacterial growth. Tranquility Personal Care Pads are featured as one of our Best Incontinence Pads!
These contoured pads are great to be used in underwear to protect underwear from urinary incontinence accidents. The simple “stick-on” and “peel-off” nature of the product makes them convenient for easy changes.
In order of least to most absorbent is Super, Ultimate, then OverNight. See the chart below for additional details on product size and saturation points.
All Tranquility Personal Care Pads are made in the United States.
Here are the best home medical supplies for caregivers:
- Best Disposable Incontinence Waste Bags: Heaven Scent Scented Disposable Bags
- Best Disposable Bed Pad: Tranquility AIR-Plus Breathable Underpad (Breathable Backsheet)
- Best Paper Medicine Cups: Medline Medicine Cup - Paper Souffle
- Best Hand Sanitizer To Buy: BodyMed Hand Sanitizer, 70% Alcohol
- Best Disinfectant Wipes: Force2 Wipes
- Best Incontinence Products for Caregivers