If you or a loved one are experiencing occasional or frequent bladder leaks, here are some truths about incontinence that can help you with treatment and care for this condition.
Truth #1 – Incontinence is more common than you think
Approximately 25 million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence. 18 million of those with the condition are women.
Truth #2 – Incontinence does not only affect senior citizens
While 50% of the women and 10% of the men who have incontinence are over the age of 65, 1/3 of people aged 30 to 70 have experienced a loss of bladder control.
Truth #3 – Incontinence often goes untreated or not properly diagnosed
People are sometimes reluctant to discuss bladder leaks with their loved ones or even their doctors. On average, women wait more than six years before speaking to a healthcare professional about incontinence. Men generally wait four years.
Truth #4 – Treating incontinence can be expensive
The cost of incontinence supplies adds up. Americans spend an estimated $400 million a year on adult diapers. A person can spend roughly $200-300 per month on necessary incontinence supplies, making finances difficult for individuals on fixed incomes. The great news in this is that many incontinence products may be covered at little to no out-of-pocket cost* through a patient’s eligible Medicaid or other insurance plan.
Truth #5 – You are not alone
ActivStyle can help with your incontinence product needs. Don’t let time or money stop you from getting help. ActivStyle provides comfortable, premium-quality incontinence products shipped in discreet packaging directly to your home. Our helpful product experts can determine your eligibility and help you select the right products for your needs. We’ll work with your doctor on the required prescription, process the insurance paperwork, and remind you each month when it’s time to reorder.
If you are ready to contact ActivStyle to see if you can get your supplies through Medicaid or other eligible insurance plan, just call us toll-free at 888-280-8632, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST. You can also send us your information and we will call you back to explain everything. Just fill out our New Customer Form to have us contact you.