Nurses in Nursing Home
Some federal nursing home regulations mandate that catheters cannot be used for convenience and do not take the place of toileting residents.
Therefore, nurses in nursing homes usually have to diaper their patients since there are no doctors to manage the complications. This is unlike nurses in hospitals that do not diaper their elder patients as it is too time-consuming (just change the drainage bag since urinary catheters will empty the bladder).
However, being a nurse is very demanding. Some comments that the residents just hate them for no good reason.
I am a caregiver for my mother who is in a nursing home. I have been with her since she was admitted and it has been over two years now. She is not able to communicate well, but she does know what she wants. She likes the food they give her, but she doesn't like the staff.
You need to change adult diapers often to avoid skin infections and rashes. Frequency largely depends on one‘s lifestyle, health, and budget. An average person who has incontinence needs at least 150 diapers every month, based on diaper changes of 5 to 8 times a day
Caregiver to Adult Incontinence Patient
Some caregivers have to diaper their patients if they have adult incontinence issues. Adult incontinence is becoming common. In the United States, it affects approximately 10% of women over age 65 and about 30% of those over age 80 (National Center for Health Statistics). The condition can be caused by a variety of factors including childbirth, obesity, aging, disease or injury to the pelvic floor muscles or nerves controlling these muscles, and other causes.
Do you love dogs? Some dogs require diapering too, especially older dogs who suffer incontinence too. Some common reasons for dog diapers include
- Incontinence among older dogs.
- Young dogs who haven't been properly housetrained or who spray when they're excited
- Dogs recovering from surgery and injuries
- Dogs with special needs
- Female dogs in heat (to protect carpets and furnishings and/or to prevent an unwanted pregnancy)
- Short-term use when visiting a friend’s house or renting a hotel room
If you like spending time with dogs and giving them attention, being in a dog daycare may be right up your alley. People pay $10-$15 per hour to leave their dogs in the care of professionals. And even though it sounds like a fun job, many people find themselves stuck working only on the weekdays.
Amazon Warehouse Workers
In the UK, an undercover reporter and a labor survey exposed harrowing work conditions (via Verge) including being distributed adult diapers.
Some of Amazon's troubles initially stemmed from reports by employees that their managers were restricting bathroom breaks for pregnant women. It doesn't matter if bosses allow additional breaks; employees who take advantage of them will be disciplined or terminated for low productivity. It has led to what labor economists call “work insecurity, a condition that forces employees into doing things that would normally be unhealthy or even dangerous for them as a worker said:-
“I've pissed in tackle boxes, bro so that I don't have to run 270 yards down to the bathroom and back. You do what you gotta do to keep this job.”
Fighter Pilots Wearing Diapers
Fighter pilots do not need diapers unless there is an extended mission or the pilot's preference as the alternatives would be to hold it or simply let it go inside one's clothing. You can read more about it.
Astronauts Wearing Diapers
As covered in our post on astronauts and diapers, astronauts does wear diapers during their spacewalks or landing. Space diaper are also advancing over the years too.