When the trips to the bathroom become more frequent, when a loved one takes longer than usual, or when there have been some “accidents”, maybe it is time to consider if they have toileting issues.
These difficulties can be caused by different factors such as injury (with its limited motion range or muscle strength), illness (making movements difficult), or cognitive decline (due to aging or other health conditions). But, this does not mean nothing can be done to support your loved one. Our personal care solutions can provide toileting assistance whenever necessary.
Here are some signs that can help you figure out if you need to talk about getting this care.
- Does your loved one have difficulty getting up from their seat? If they are having trouble getting out of the sofa, they may also experience the same mobility issue once they are seated on the toilet.
- Does your loved one experience issues with mobility, balance, or walking? The same functions done in the confined space of the bathroom can be further aggravated, making their toileting experience difficult.
- Do you notice the smell of urine, wet spots, or stain of feces on their clothing or on the furniture they use? Some hard-to-reach areas can be difficult to clean up because of their range of motion or some may simply have forgotten.
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