People with wounds, ostomies, and continence disorders manage a variety of unique lifestyle issues. The following companies offer specialty items for this special population. The WOCN Society offers the following contacts as helpful resources. The WOCN Society is not responsible for the content, nor does it endorse the organizations.
Provides quality healthcare products and services as well as the Shadow Buddies dolls. Shadow Buddies are condition specific dolls, demonstrating anatomically the physical results of treating a particular condition. Shadow Buddies may be used as a psychological bridge to span the gap between treatment and awareness. When seen first on their "Buddy", a scar, catheter or even a stoma has far less impact. A teaching tool as well, Shadow Buddies are useful as a means of demonstrating basic care.
Patients can call Secure Start for information and samples at 1.888.808.7456 (and press #3). Secure Start - Continence Care
Intimate Moments Apparel
Intimate Moments is a luxurious, high-quality line of intimate and personal apparel that uniquely caters to the special needs and desires of women and men leading an ostomy lifestyle.
2301 Hemingway Lane
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Phone: (201) 825-9931
OPTIONS Ostomy Support Barrier Inc.
Innovative ostomy undergarments created by an ostomate that incorporate a patented built-in Ostomy Support Barrier. The Ostomy Support Barrier helps eliminate leakage and is designed with features that accommodate the functional needs of your patient's ostomy management program for day, sleep and intimacy.
92 Hayden Street
Sayre, PA 18840
Phone: (800) 736-6555 toll free
Ostomy Secrets produces stylish, yet affordable underwear/products intended to conceal and support an ostomy appliance. Conceived out of personal need by an ostomate, these panties, boxers, sports,swim and intimacy wraps are designed with an inner pocket to support the ostomy bag. The pocket places the appliance close to the body, promoting a low profile while allowing the ostomate to feel confident wearing tailored garments. Ostomates can gain back their body image after an invasive surgery and looking good helps us feel good!
3225 South Macdill Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33629
Stitches from the Heart
Specialize in custom apparel for ostomy (colostomy), Down's syndrome, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and other special needs.
PO Box 472515
Charlotte, NC 28247
Phone: (704) 552-1483
Offer ostomy clothing including underwear, boxers, pajamas, and swimwear for men, women and children.
Phone: (866) 856-5088 toll free
The Celebration Ostomy Support Belt
The Celebration Ostomy Support Belt is used with standard one and two piece pouches. It provides a secure fit and a discreet profile assuring the ostomate comfort during athletic activities and private moments. The stoma shield protects your stoma from trauma and irritation while the support plate holds even pressure around the stoma preventing leakage and helping to support possible herniation.
My Heart Ties
My Heart Tie Coverlet allows women with ostomies to feel beautiful. My Heart Ties coverlet is more than ostomy camouflage. It is lingerie that provides security and beauty for those intimate moments. Created from luxurious and sensual fabrics and trims, the coverlet is lovingly quilted and hand finished by a team of dedicated and talented women.