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Empowering the Aging Workforce: Addressing Incontinence at Work with Aunt Flow Pads

September 11, 2023

Most organizations think of offering Aunt Flow tampons & pads in bathrooms specifically for periods, but there are a variety of other uses for these hygiene products. 

It’s Not Only About Periods, It’s About Leakage

In today’s dynamic workforce, age diversity brings a wealth of experience and wisdom. However, as the workforce ages, certain challenges come to the forefront, impacting not only the individual’s well-being but also their job performance. One such challenge is incontinence and leakage, which can have a profound effect on the workforce. Recognizing this, workplaces can take a step towards fostering inclusivity and support by offering Aunt Flow pads for free in all bathrooms.

With an aging workforce, employers are electing to implement Aunt Flow in all bathrooms to support folks experiencing leaking or incontinence at work. 

Incontinence & Leakage: Urinary incontinence means a person leaks urine by accident. While it can happen to anyone, urinary incontinence, also known as overactive bladder, is more common in older people. About 3.4 million men in the United States experience urinary incontinence

The Impact of Incontinence on Job Performance

Incontinence, whether caused by age-related factors, medical conditions, or other reasons, can significantly affect an individual’s job performance. The constant worry of leaks and the discomfort associated with incontinence at work can lead to decreased productivity, increased stress levels, and even a decline in self-esteem. Individuals may feel hesitant to engage fully in their work, leading to a negative impact on their overall well-being.

The Solution: Aunt Flow Pads in Workplace Bathrooms

Recognizing the need for a solution that supports the aging workforce, the introduction of Aunt Flow pads in workplace bathrooms can make a remarkable difference.

Aunt Flow Pad Unwrapped

Aunt Flow pads are designed to be comfortable and absorb liquid. Here’s how:

Accessibility: By offering free Aunt Flow pads in bathrooms, workplaces acknowledge the diverse needs of their employees, making it easier for those dealing with incontinence at work to manage their situation discreetly and effectively.

Comfort and Confidence: Aunt Flow pads are known for their superior absorbency and comfort, providing individuals with a reliable solution for managing leaks. This can significantly boost their confidence and allow them to focus on their tasks without constant worries.

Inclusivity: Providing a range of products that cater to both menstruation and incontinence demonstrates a commitment to inclusivity. It sends a powerful message that the workplace values the well-being of all its employees, regardless of their age or gender. 

Reduced Stress: Knowing they have access to the necessary products can alleviate the stress and anxiety associated with incontinence. This can lead to a more positive work environment and improved job performance.

Incontinence at work is a reality that many individuals in the aging workforce face, and addressing it goes beyond mere convenience—it’s about fostering a workplace culture that cares for its employees. Offering Aunt Flow pads in workplace bathrooms is a small yet impactful step toward creating an inclusive and supportive environment. By providing the tools individuals need to manage leakage, workplaces can empower their aging workforce to excel in their roles with confidence and dignity.

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claire coder,founder + ceo

claire coder,
founder + ceo

Hi! I’m Claire. I founded Aunt Flow after getting my period in public without the supplies needed.

At 18 years old, I dedicated my life to developing a solution to ensure businesses and schools could sustainably provide quality period products, for free, in bathrooms. Our products are made with organic cotton and we are constantly working to reduce our environmental impact! Since 2021, we've donated over 6 MILLION period products to menstruators in need. I call this people helping people. PERIOD.®