Monday, November 12, 2018

Vacationing with Incontinence


Guest Blogger: Damon W., Customer Care Representative, HDIS

The holidays are around the corner! If you are planning to take a vacation over the holidays, be sure to pack and plan carefully. 

Let’s chat about traveling with incontinence to avoid any issues that may arise. It is important to note that you can still have an amazing vacation while being incontinent.  HDIS is more than ready to equip you with what you need, so incontinence doesn’t hinder your enjoyment.  

There are several options available to you. We understand you may have questions leading to your travels. First, you might want to order an extra couple of packages, to ensure you have MORE than enough to get you through the duration of your stay. If you use our convenient PDP (Personalized Delivery Plan), you should check the date of your next delivery to make sure you will be home to receive it. If the next delivery date falls on a day when you will be on vacation, you can always put a hold on the shipment or reschedule it. We are able to alter your delivery dates to accommodate your lifestyle. Just give us a call and we will discuss the best delivery path for you.




HDIS also provides products for activities such as swimming. Yes! You can enjoy swimming while incontinent. Tranquility offers a product called Swim Mates. The Swim Mates line provides incontinence protection prior to entering the pool. It also provides containment for bowel incontinence. The pull-up style underwear does not break apart and only shows minimal swelling from the water. They are designed to be worn under a bathing suit. The benefits swim mates provide have helped our customers tremendously.

There are other products you should consider as well. Pads and protective underwear (pull-up style) are only the beginning. Other products that are beneficial for traveling include: 

·        Pill organizers securely hold pills and help maintain a morning and evening medication schedule while away from the house.

·        A Memory foam half roll pillow provides pressure relief on the legs, neck and back.

·       The Miracle All Day Moisturizer provides all day dry skin relief.  This product also meets the 3oz. liquid limit for air travel.

·       Comfort Bath Washcloths will aid in a refreshing quick cleanup on a long flight.






A good rule of thumb for traveling with incontinence is to over stock your products. I recommend packing twice the amount of pads/pull ups you need, especially in warmer climates, where you will consume more liquids to combat the heat. We can hold your delivery until you return, or deliver it right before you leave. We are even able to ship it to your holiday destinations. HDIS is more than willing to help equip you for an amazing vacation. 

Our Customer Care Representatives will make sure you can travel with confidence.  Visit our website at hdis.com or give us a call today at 1-800-269-4663. We can’t wait to hear about your plans!   

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Watch HDIS' First Facebook Live!



Welcome to the very first HDIS Facebook Live! For more information visit us at HDIS.com and MedicalGuardian.com/HDIS; and don’t forget to use your “LIVE5” coupon (valid through 11/10/18 at midnight CST)!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Managing Your Incontinence


Living with incontinence is manageable… as long as it’s managed correctly. People who live with incontinence can monitor and control their condition with a variety of incontinence products, as well as counseling from the expert Customer Care Representatives at HDIS. HDIS prides itself on being a great resource for those looking to go about their “normal” life and also still do the things that they’ve always wanted to do. In fact, many people managing their incontinence still plan for their regularly scheduled visits to the doctor’s office, book their travel to their much anticipated family gatherings and family vacations, and also continue to support their grandchildren at sports games, school events, etc.


Planning for these events is easy once you get into the habit of thinking about how to stay prepared for any situation! When going to a doctor’s visit, family gathering, or grandchild’s sports game, it is important to pack an extra change of clothing. Additionally, making sure you have enough incontinence products with you at any given time is also a great way to be prepared for any unfortunate incontinence situation that could occur while you’re away from home. By taking these extra planning measures, you will have the peace of mind knowing that you are prepared for any situation. This thoughtful planning will help you avoid any potential embarrassment that could occur while you’re out in public. The peace of mind you get from being prepared can allow you the ability to enjoy your time away from home; whether it be at a doctor’s appointment, family event, or simply a grocery store visit.


One of the best ways to avoid leakage in public is to utilize more than one incontinence product at a time. Wearing a booster pad in addition to pads, underwear, briefs, etc. will provide additional security. If you’re a person that wears protective underwear, bringing along extra booster pads is always a great idea! You can place the booster pads inside of the protective underwear, which gives you an extra boost of absorbency with your protective underwear. Booster pads save you from having to change your protective underwear so frequently. If you are at an appointment or at a grandchild’s baseball game, you won’t have to miss a moment worrying about your products effectiveness. 

The Customer Care Representatives at HDIS are ready to help you with all of your incontinence needs, and have proven solutions for all of your concerns. Give us a call today: 1-800-269-4663.



HDIS has been serving customers since 1986 with the sole purpose of making incontinence products convenient, affordable and less embarrassing to purchase. We do this by delivering high quality bladder control products right to your doorstep in discreet packaging. Get started today at www.hdis.com, or contact a friendly and knowledgeable customer care representative at 1-800-269-4663.



Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Kick-off Clean Eating with these Helpful Meal Hints!



In today’s world there is a huge push to improve general quality of life by not only exercising but also by eating clean. Clean eating can help with weight loss, maintaining clearer skin, improved mood and higher energy levels; all results that are beneficial at any age!

To attain results similar to those listed above, the concept of clean eating has been broken down into the following six steps:

1.       Cook More- Seems simple, right? By cooking more you have the ability to control what exactly goes into your food, and how it is prepared. These factors are important in staying on top of tracking your diet and sticking to a diet plan.

2.       Keep the Balance- Although at times it may seem like a good idea to eat a heaping helping of pasta for dinner, a balanced meal will help maintain your health and clean eating plan overall. Try to balance food groups according to doctor recommended health standards; meaning try to choose 5-6 ounces of lean meat per meal, and also try to make half of your meal plate full of healthy fruits and veggies. Preparing meals with a balance in mind will also be key in establishing healthy eating habits down the line.

3.       Read the Ingredients! – Many of us ignore this crucial step at the grocery store and subsequently lose out on items that could be more in line with health goals. At the store, be sure to look for ingredient lists that are relatively short and easily recognizable. A good rule of thumb is to search and buy products that have 10 ingredients or less.

4.       Know Where It’s Grown- Take note of where the food you’re looking at comes from. If possible try to purchase products that are locally sourced; a good solution is to shop at farmer’s markets when possible.

5.       Don’t Forget to Hydrate- According to the CDC roughly 43% of adults drink less than 4 cups of water a day; that’s close to 50% less than the recommended amount! When possible try to avoid beverages that are high in sugar, caffeine and artificial sweeteners as they could cause dehydration and other detrimental health problems. A good way to add a little flavor to your water is to add in fruit, herbs or even veggies to keep things interesting!

6.       Make Mealtime an Event- By taking time to sit down and truly enjoy the meal, you are able to avoid the temptations of fast food or other quick meal options that may be full of artificial preservatives. To really enjoy a “clean” meal, try to invite friends or family over to appreciate all of the hard work into making the meal come to life!

HDIS has been serving customers since 1986 with the sole purpose of making incontinence products convenient, affordable and less embarrassing to purchase. We do this by delivering high quality bladder control products right to your doorstep in discreet packaging. Get started today at www.hdis.com, or contact a friendly and knowledgeable customer care representative at 1-800-269-4663.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Meal Plans and Services for Seniors



November is here, and you know what that means…everyone is gearing up for the most wonderful time of the year! While most people spend November and December prepping for and attending holiday gatherings, often we forget about our seniors that find themselves home alone. While some older people prefer the independence of aging in place, so they can live at home and care for themselves, preparing meals can be a difficult task. It forces them to depend on programs, caregivers or their families for assistance. Since many programs are financially strapped and short on volunteers, providing meals for the elderly—especially during the busy holiday season – can be a challenge.

Read on for a list of subscription based meal plans and meal delivery businesses that can help those who need a little extra help with their meal schedule during the busy holiday months.

Two of the most popular types of meal deliveries are subscription meal plans and local delivery services. Here is a list of some popular subscription meal plans that are available:

o   HelloFresh- Everything required for delicious meals every day is carefully planned, carefully sourced and delivered to the front door of each subscriber at the time most convenient for them.

o   Blue Apron- Blue Apron is a fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service that helps chefs of all levels cook incredible meals at home.

o   Sun Basket- From our recyclable box to the pristine, organic produce and clean ingredients inside it,  each Sun Basket is created with exceptional care

o   Fresh n’ Lean- Fresh n’ Lean meals arrive in a microwave and oven safe container that you can take with you to eat almost anywhere. Our lean meal plans are shipped fresh (never frozen) every week in specially designed coolers with ice packs.

Looking for a ready to eat meal? Try some of these meal delivery services available locally:

o   GrubHub- Grubhub helps you find and order food from wherever you are. How it works: you type in an address; we tell you the restaurants that deliver to that locale as well as showing you droves of pickup restaurants near you.

o   Food Pedaler- Food Pedaler partners with the best restaurants in the neighborhood, so you finally have delicious delivery and catering options. Pizza, burgers, sushi, wings, sandwiches, gyros, Indian, vegan, Italian… It’s all there, and available for delivery.

o   Postmates- Postmates is transforming the way goods move around cities by enabling anyone to have anything delivered on-demand.

After picking the best meal plan or meal delivery business, be sure to head to HDIS.com for products that assist with making meal-time as seamless as possible!

HDIS has been serving customers since 1986 with the sole purpose of making incontinence products convenient, affordable and less embarrassing to purchase. We do this by delivering high quality bladder control products right to your doorstep in discreet packaging. Get started today at www.hdis.com, or contact a friendly and knowledgeable customer care representative at 1-800-269-4663.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Safety Tips from HDIS: Bedroom Safety


HDIS values safety to the highest degree; so much so that we have adopted the philosophy of “people first, safety always.” This means that we keep safety in mind at every level of the business: from purchasing the safest products for our customers, following strict safety policies in our shipping facilities, and especially when we council our valued customers on what measures they can take to keep themselves safe in their very own homes! We asked our experts on our Customer Care Team what tips they thought were most important regarding tightening up bedroom and this is what they had to say:



“Often we hear that getting in and out of bed is hard for adults that are experiencing problems with mobility. If a customer calls in and mentions that this is something they have been dealing with, I like to recommend that they purchase a bedrail to provide more stability and support.”



“Whenever I speak to a customer about bedroom safety, I always ask if they have had their flooring or carpet inspected recently. Tripping hazards can be a real danger to everyone moving around the bedroom, and keeping tripping hazards to a minimum should be a priority for all.”



“Many of our customers rely on walkers to safely navigate the rooms in their house. We like to remind those that do to keep the paths in their bedrooms clear of clutter and to store their walker next to their bed at night for easy access.  Keeping the walkers nearby and the pathways clear make for easy travel from the bedroom to other areas in the house!”



“If a customer calls in and brings up frequent urination at night, I not only recommend overnight products to minimize the amount of trips to and from the bathroom but I also recommend a bedside commode or urinal to decrease their chances of incurring a fall while traveling to the bathroom. If the customer is more mobile, and doesn’t rely on help getting around the house, I will highly recommend putting extra light in the bedroom that can be used when getting out of bed and to the bathroom.”



Safety should be a priority in every home, and HDIS carries a wide variety of aids to daily living that can help prevent against accidents in every room of the house. Want to learn more? HDIS' friendly and knowledgeable customer care representatives are available to answer all of your questions. Give HDIS a call: 1-800-269-4663.



HDIS has been serving customers since 1986 with the sole purpose of making incontinence products convenient, affordable and less embarrassing to purchase. We do this by delivering high quality bladder control products right to your doorstep in discreet packaging. Get started today at www.hdis.com, or contact a friendly and knowledgeable customer care representative at 1-800-269-4663.


Friday, October 26, 2018

What is a Personalized Delivery Plan and How Does it Benefit You?

HDIS' Personalized Delivery Plan (PDP) tackles two concerns for our customers: saving money and convenience.  There is no cost to start or keep the plan, and you will receive many benefits once you set up a PDP such as:

  • 5% Savings off of eligible products.
  • $8.00 (one-time) coupon instantly applied to your first PDP order.
  • Courtesy phone calls (by request) to inform you of your next delivery.
  • Ability to alter your plan in any way at any time.
  • No obligation!  You may cancel at any time.

Personalized Delivery Plan



How does it work?
Once you have identified a product that works for you, it would be beneficial to set up a PDP.  If you know that one case of 72 protective underwear lasts you for 6 weeks, our suggestion will be to place you on a 6 week schedule.  You will receive a 5% discount on the case, and a one-time $8.00 coupon applied to the first order.  You no longer have to call to order, and your case of products will arrive at your doorstep in a discreet box once every 6 weeks!


If you are unsure of the type of schedule you need, just let us know.  We will determine based on your order history, which schedule would fit you best.  

Still unsure? We can give you a call to inform you that your order is shipping soon.   At this time you can delay, confirm or make changes.   Like many of our customers, you may have more than one product that you order regularly. We can place multiple items on your Personalized Delivery Plan.  Your products can even be on different schedules.  If you need your skin cream every 8 weeks, and your protective underwear (pull-up style) every 6 weeks, we can schedule your products to arrive at different times.   No difficulty.  The scheduling for your PERSONALIZED DELIVERY PLAN will always be tailor-made for you.

The 5% discount is applied automatically to eligible products and quantities.  You won’t have to call to receive the discount, because your products are instantly priced to reflect the plan.  As long as you have the plan, you have the discount.   It really is that simple.   Your one-time $8.00 coupon works much the same way.  On your very first order when you sign up, the coupon is instantly applied to that order.   All of these benefits are at no cost to you.  You have the ability to make whatever changes are needed to suit you.  There is no obligation to remain in the plan, but we always encourage the plan for its savings and convenience.   You can spend more time enjoying the things you love to do, without having to remember to call us before you run out of products. 

Our friendly Customer Care Representatives are always happy to assist you!  We are ready to start the conversation about the best product for you, and how often you’ll need it.  Give us a call today at 1-800-269-4663. We can’t wait to hear from you!