LIQUAGUARD Solutions founder Cindy Hiatt participated in the 2014 Portland ALS walk on Saturday, September 27. This year, the event hosted over 4,000 participants and raised over $400,000 in donations.
Scroll through the photos below to see us in action at this event! (Click images to enlarge)
I received a testimonial today that I would like to share.
Dear LIQUAGUARD Solutions:
I am so pleased with the covers I received. Cindy was so helpful, my husband has Huntington’s Disease and I needed covers for his recliner and the car. Until now I was using various pads and towels, the covers make all the difference. Cindy, thanks for creating these products! Karen
It is comforting to know that we make a difference in someone’s lives. Being a caregiver is difficult, we are proud to have the products to make it easier for those who are caring for someone that is incontinent. Our mission is to provide dignity and improve the quality of life of incontinence patients, their families, and caregivers worldwide through the use of our innovative solutions
Our LIQUA-sheet has been developed to assist caregivers looking after someone with as bladder or bowel control problem, also known as incontinence. Incontinence is a common problem and many caregivers find themselves having to cope with the added workload associated with it. Our LIQUA-sheet™ is constructed of three separate, high-quality durable materials, sewn together to provide comfort and complete protection. It is reusable and can be laundered daily, or as needed.
LIQUA-sheet’s top layer is made of flexible, breathable 100% poly-mesh fabric that wicks moisture and enhances evaporation, helping to guard against potential skin breakdown. The inner core is made of quilted polyester batting for maximum absorbency. Unlike other plastic mattress covers that are stiff and rustle upon changes in sleeping positions, LIQUA-sheet’s impermeable barrier is soft and flexible, providing quiet, comfortable waterproof protection. http://www.liquaguard.com/liquaguard-liqua-sheet/
Urinary incontinence isn’t a disease, it’s a symptom. It can be caused by everyday habits, underlying medical conditions or physical problems. A thorough evaluation by your doctor can help determine what’s behind your incontinence.
Dementia is a loss of brain function that affects approximately 24 million people worldwide; its most severe form, Alzheimer’s disease, currently affects more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. alone, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Dementia is devastating as it progresses, affecting memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. Urinary and fecal incontinence is more often than not present in those who are affected with varying forms of dementia. This loss in bodily functioning may be inevitable, and can be uncomfortable and embarrassing to the patient. For reasons largely unknown to the medical community, the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is increasing.
Incontinence is a lack of control of excretory function that can be brought on by a variety of disease states and can affect all age groups, but especially afflicts the elderly who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, Cerebral Vascular Accidents (stroke), Parkinson’s disease, and many others. The International Continence Society (ICS) states that Urinary Incontinence (UI) is a stigmatized and under-reported condition that has not been properly addressed.
Currently, there are approximately 25 million adult Americans who experience transient or chronic incontinence, 9 to 13 million of whom have severe symptoms. It is also estimated that as many as 200 million people worldwide suffer from varying degrees of incontinence. And with 1.5 billion baby-boomers predicted to live longer with chronic illnesses, the number of people who suffer from episodes of incontinence is projected to grow exponentially.
More than half of all residents in nursing homes today are incontinent, and it is the second leading cause for admission. Twenty-two percent of continent female residents admitted to a long-term care facility become incontinent within one year of admission. The National Association for Continence says that oftentimes patients who could remain in their homes and remain mobile in the community are instead admitted to nursing homes due to the family’s difficulty in managing their loved-one’s incontinence.
We traveled to Orlando, FL last week to exhibit at the National Association for Homecare and Hospice (NAHC) annual conference and trade show. It was a great success.
We talked with hundreds of homecare and hospice owners, clinicians, and caregivers who showed much excitement in hearing about our Incontinence Innovation product line.
Our incontinent covers preserve a patient’s quality of life and dignity. The covers also protect upolstery and auto seat cushions, help control odor and mess, and are comfortable and attractive. They can be purchased at www.mikeepers.com.