Friday, November 30, 2018

Stay Warm this Winter with Great Deals from HDIS!

Winter is right around the corner, and with that comes colder temperatures. Many rely on obvious methods such as staying indoors when the temperatures drop, bundling and layering clothing, and also purchasing appliances and accessories that help achieve maximum coziness inside the home. Staying warm during the winter is definitely a top priority for most, and is easily achieved with the products that are available on

Electric Heaters
Warm up your space in style with this 27” Ceramic Tower Heater from Crane. Featuring an ultra-slim, upscale design that complements any room décor and a built-in fan for quick and efficient heat circulation when you need it, Crane’s Ceramic Tower Heater is the ideal addition to any room where you need extra warmth.
Stay warm in chilly weather with this Electric Fireplace Heater from Crane. It is an ideal choice for use in smaller rooms such as a bedroom, den, office or even a dorm room that needs a little extra warmth.

Granny Jo Products
This heavyweight blanket is made of special ultra-soft fleece and designed with two hook and loop straps on each side to secure the blanket to the wheelchair and prevent the blanket from getting caught in the wheels. Features a pocket and a hook and loop patch for securing the blanket behind the legs. Designed with a reversible side featuring a fuzzy grey fleece. 42” (L) x 36” (W). 
The fleece cape is ideal for men or women desiring a lightweight, warm shoulder covering while reading or resting. Designed for those who have difficulty wearing a sweater, or do not like placing something over their head. Made from soft, mink fleece and features two hand pockets on the inside.

Other Heating Amenities
This electric heating pad delivers soothing, moist heat to a variety of areas, and penetrates tissue quickly and safely.

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, or contact a friendly and knowledgeable customer care representative at 1-800-269-4663.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tips for a Better Night's Sleep

Most people do not feel that they have rested well, or enough, when it’s time to rise in the morning. The good news is there are things we can do to improve our sleep. Getting a good night’s rest can affect one’s mental and physical health, and overall quality of the day ahead.  While we don’t all need the exact same amount of sleep, a study by the National Sleep Foundation Scientific Advisory Council provides recommended sleep amounts by age.

In this email, we review your basic sleep news and highlight a few things that YOU can do to help achieve good rest every night.

Newborns (0-3 months)
: 14-17 hours each day
Infants ( 4-11 months)
: 12-15 hours each day
Toddlers (1-2 years)
: 11-14 hours
Preschoolers (3-5):
10-13 hours
School age children (6-13)
: 9-11 hours
Teenagers (14-17)
: 8-10 hours
Younger adults (18-25)
: 7-9 hours
Adults (26-64)
: 7-9 hours
Older adults (65+)
: 7-8 hours

In addition to the sleep need ranges above, many other factors can play a part in your sleep needs and the quality of sleep you achieve. The first step is to "prepare for sleep." Beyond our “getting ready for bed routine,” think about your surroundings and bedtime rituals. Studies have shown that these 3 tips below may help improve your quality of sleep.

1) Get the Right Lighting
Soft white lighting is good for shutting down our brain. Dim the lights or just have one or two lamps lit within an hour of bedtime. Around this time also shut off electronics, including the TV! Electronic screens, such as the TV, tablets, phones and computers emit a blue light that restricts our production of Melatonin. Melatonin is a chemical that human bodies produce to control our sleeping and waking cycles.  So, be sure to "unplug" at night.

2) Find a Comfortable Temperature
When falling asleep, your body temperature lowers. For adults, lowering the temperature of your bedroom to 60-67 degrees can help that happen more quickly. Infants and young children do better with a temperature of 65-70 degrees. The best environment for sleeping is a place that is cool, dark and quiet.

3) Mind Your Bedtime Food and Drink
What you eat and drink late in the day can have a huge impact on the quality of sleep you achieve. Good evening snacks include whole grain crackers, nuts (including walnuts, almonds and cashews).  Avoid caffeinated drinks in the evening and try not to each too close to bedtime.

Bonus Tip!  
Use an appropriate absorbent product to stay dry and comfortable through the night!  SHOP NOW!

Monday, November 26, 2018

What is Cyber Monday?

The holiday season is upon us- which means that in between spending quality time with our nearest and dearest and making sure that we’re spreading holiday cheer, many of us are working holiday shopping into our increasingly packed schedules. Black Friday typically gets credit as the kickoff for holiday shopping, the past couple of years have shown increasing interest in Cyber Monday for consumers.

 So what is Cyber Monday? Cyber Monday is the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday where consumers are encouraged to shop their favorite retailers and brands online in lieu of running from packed store to store to find great deals. Not only is this day great for those who may not be as mobile as they once were or for those who may shy away from the hustle and bustle of in-store holiday shopping; but Cyber Monday is also a great way for smaller retail website to compete with larger chains with great online deals. 

Here are some of the best deals to keep an eye out for this Cyber Monday:


o   HDIS also offers deals on all of your incontinence products and aids to daily living on Cyber Monday. Our site offers a $10 off $50 deal with coupon code: CYBERMONDAY. This is a great time to stock up for the winter months ahead for a bargain!


o   This is a site dedicated to collating all the best Cyber Monday deals on your favorite brands. The website includes ads and coupon codes for each brand.


o   Jet is a site with brands and deals curated just for you based on shop history and preferences! This site has hot holiday deals on everything from home décor to the newest in electronics and technology.


o   Walmart has exclusive offers site wide for Cyber Monday. Deals include electronics, games, beauty products, etc.


o   Target is gearing up for a great day of deals for Cyber Monday. Deals and sales include furniture, clothing, and electronic devices.

This Cyber Monday is sure to boast great deals online for those looking to avoid the Black Friday crowds. Be sure to check out for deals on supplies you already love, and for deals on products and aids to daily living you’d like to try out!

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, or contact a friendly and knowledgeable customer care representative at 1-800-269-4663.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are truly grateful for your business. 

Warmest Wishes,
Your Friends at HDIS

Monday, November 19, 2018

Booster Pads vs. Regular Pads

Booster pads and regular pads are two entirely different products.  Many customers are unaware of the unique differences, so we would like to provide you with more information about each product.  Some customers need one of these products, but the majority of our customers benefit from both. A regular pad has a waterproof backing on it that does not allow liquid to flow through it, while a booster pad has no such backing. Wearing a booster pad inside of your regular underwear without another layer of protection would certainly result in leakage. However, if you are already wearing protective underwear, a booster pad offers an added layer of protection.

 Booster Pads:
A booster pad is an absorbent pad designed to be used inside of your protective underwear.   It provides an extra layer of protection. If you are using a large quantity of protective underwear (pull-ups) on a daily basis, a booster pad could help to minimize the number you use every day, and ultimately, save you money! Booster pads are worn inside of your protective underwear so your protective underwear will last longer. When you wear a booster bad inside of your protective underwear, you have at least an extra 18 ounces of absorbency. When the booster pad becomes soiled, you can remove it quickly and replace it. Instead of changing your protective underwear, you would only change your booster pad.   HDIS offers several types of booster pads to fit your needs.  When leaving your home for an errand, outing, or doctor’s appointment, most of our customers prefer taking an extra booster pad with them to allow a quick change in any restroom. 

Regular Pads:
A regular pad serves a different purpose.  While a booster pad may only come in two to three absorbency levels, a regular pad is offered in light absorbency to ultimate absorbency.   A regular pad is intended to be worn inside of your regular under wear. The majority of major brands produce a line of regular pads, while only a handful of brands provide booster pads.  There are so many configurations to consider including the shape, length, and scent, that it can become overwhelming to find the right fit. 

Next Steps:
Let HDIS help determine what products will work best for you! With just a few questions, we can help you find your perfect fit! Give us a call today to get started at 1-800-269-4663, or shop now at

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 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 and; 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, 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, 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 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, or contact a friendly and knowledgeable customer care representative at 1-800-269-4663.