this image shows a young slim female wearing an inco pad with mesh pants

Taking the P***-inco-pad rationing!

this image shows a young slim female wearing an inco pad with mesh pants

Taking the P*** – Inco-pad rationing!

I kid you not, for those people most vulnerable and most at risk of loss of dignity, the elderly and disabled are faced with incontinence product rationing.

I was horrified to learn that many, many elderly and disabled people are having to manage on 3 incontinence-pads per day. When this hits the national press, as I hope it does, please remember Caron Cares, this blog tells it as it is. No, nicely, nicely – no dressing things up – I tell it like it is! I am proud to, even if I don’t like to, or necessarily want to.

Keep an eye on the press in the next few weeks, fingers crossed that the Mirror will run with the exclusive that they have assured me they do want to. (Chief Reporter – Lucy Thornton).

A short post today with a long-standing history of failing our elderly who find themselves unwittingly and unwelcomely and unwantedly – INCONTINENT!

Get the impression I am cross?







Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference


  1. Hi Maggie, it is all down to cost. Little dignity is afforded. It makes me very cross and something I am keen to continue to highlight. Surely timewise it takes more time for staff to keep replacing removed pads and cost wise one pair of pants cant cost much more than 2 pads.

  2. I commented yesterday when Visiting my hubby in hospital why they were using these cotton knickers and pads instead of the pull up pants he wears at home.Answer they would’nt pay the extra money.These are a waste of time for people with dementia as they keep pulling the pads out.Next we will have to supply our own pants.

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