Important items to shop for at CVS when caring for an older relative

Important items to shop for at CVS when caring for elderly male #TryTENAMEN #CollectiveBias #ad

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Ever since I was a small child, I knew the career path I wanted to follow. Nursing. I’ve always had this desire to take care of everyone so no one was surprised when I went to college and selected nursing as my career. Over the years, that desire hasn’t diminished at all. Following a spine accident that left me disabled, I had to give up nursing and I became the patient. I’ve been slowly turning that around by volunteering to help those who need it the most. And that is how I met Mr. G. –  Mr. G. is sort of an adopted family member.  I’ve adopted him in the sense that I care about him and the care he receives as an elderly patient.    He wasn’t born into our family but he is family, at least as far as I’m concerned.

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As some of you are aware, incontinence is an issue for a lot of elderly people including Mr. G. In the beginning, he was embarrassed about this issue but I’ve managed to make him understand that he’s not alone. To date, there are an estimated 3.4 million men experiencing the Unexpected Leak™.  Not only has he come around to my way of thinking, and is getting out more and more, I’ve found a product that gives him more freedom without the diaper feel.  TENA® MEN™ Protective Shield.  I’ve added it to the #1 product to purchase when shopping for an elderly relative.

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The #1 reason I am enamored with the NEW TENA® MEN™ Protective Shield is that it is working to give Mr. G. confidence and make his life a little easier.  The new TENA® MEN™ Protective Shield is ultra-thin, secure with a cup shape that follows the male anatomy for a secure fit that provides light protection.  That’s always important to me when it comes to elderly family members.  No one wants to experience leakage without protection when they are away from home.  Or even when they are home.  TENA® MEN™ Protective Shields protects Mr. G. against light drips and dribbles. You can find the product on the incontinence aisle at CVS.

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While you are at CVS to pick up your TENA® MEN™ Protective Shields, be sure to pick up all 5 of my top picks below for setting up a home for an elderly man. FYI, during the week of 10/22/2017 Buy 1 TENA product at CVS, Get 1 @ 50 % OFF Valid In-Store & Online!

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#1 TENA® MEN™ Protective Shield

  • Anatomically designed for men
  • Ultra absorbent core for dryness and effective leakage protection
  • Soft, cloth-like outer cover provides comfort and discretion
  • Advanced odor protection
  • Adhesive strips for added security
  • Length = 7”

#2 Facial Tissue

With cold weather comes colds and runny noses. Pick a brand of tissue that contains lotion which helps keep noses from getting chapped with multiple uses.

#3 Heatwraps, Powerful Pain Relief Patches

With winter on the way, most older persons experience pain of some type. Heat or cold wraps are usually odorless and effective at helping with pain anywhere from back to knees.

#4 Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Pick a lotion that provides hydration and can be used for everyone, that’s good for sensitive skin, and, is fragrance-free. Mr. G. is sensitive to products that have a fragrance so I’m picky about the lotion I purchase.

#5 Lipbalm

No one wants to have chapped lips any time of the year but especially during the cold winter months. Be sure to pick a product that provides moisture and is long lasting.

Is there anything not on my list that I should add that you buy frequently for an older family male member? Have you ever purchased a box of TENA® MEN™ Protective Shield for a family member?


  1. My grandfather is 88, so this basket will definitely be a great gift for him this Christmas. It’s not too early to shop for a Christmas gift right now.

  2. I can’t live without my heat pack! I never thought about gifting one! That’s a great idea.

  3. Leakage is never any fun. It makes them uncomfortable and embarrassed.

  4. I think this would be a great gift idea for grandparents with a little bit of extra special stuff. And the items are useful too, I’m sure they would like it.

  5. Agentszerozerosetter

    A gift basket with interesting and useful products is an amazing idea! Love the products you chose, can’t go wrong with them!

  6. Love the gift basket!! It’s just complete the whole thing

  7. Good idea of making a gift basket. Specially we do not find anything as such to gift men

  8. This is a great gift basket idea. I will have to get some of these great products. I know someone who would really appreciate one of these baskets.

  9. This is something that most people don’t feel comfortable talking about, so thank you for being so open! Loved the gift basket idea as well.

    Sondra xx

  10. This is very nice! My mom used to care for her mom and her MIL and these would have been very helpful

  11. These could really be good products to gift! Nice suggestions! 🙂

  12. What a lovely idea for a gift basket for an older relative, I think I might have to try and make something similar up for our neighbours.

  13. i really appreciate this list. we have older people in our lives and it’s always nice to get something good for them!

  14. The gift basket looks nice! The items too are so cool!

  15. You cannot go wrong with a gift basket like that. I might try to copy it for some elderly people I know. I bet they will love it. Thanks for the inspo.

  16. This is a great selection of items for elderly folks! All very useful and relevant to protect and keep them healthy!

  17. The gift basket is a great idea with great items! I also enjoyed your article as I learned about a new product that I had no idea existed. Thank you!

  18. I love your gift basket. I need to make one for some older relatives as well–I think they’d really appreciate it.

  19. I love the idea of this gift basket and how you shared a little of your own personal story about someone close to you! {client}

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