My daughter's MIL is incontinent and her house stinks. She wears huge pads (which she hates) from the NHS but takes them off and then sits, in her dressing gown with no knickers, in her chair and pees! The pads are bulky but don't seem very absorbent.
Her chair cushions are fixed and cannot be removed to launder the covers.
Understandably her Home Helps say they are not there to clean, and anyway they have enough trouble trying to get her to use pads in the first place. She refuses to get into bed at night and insists on sleeping upright in her chair, even though it reclines.
I don't have first hand knowledge of this as I haven't visited since the pandemic so all this is gleaned from tearful phonecalls from DD who seems to have been landed with the problem.
SIL and DD are trying to care for her in her own home.
The house reeks of urine.
I can only make suggestions to my DD as its not my business really, but she's heading for a breakdown she's so stressed.
The potential for spreading covid horrifies me too - with all those different carers coming and going, but again its no business of mine so I keep quiet on that score.
BUT enough of that. I'm looking for practical suggestions re cleaning products and perhaps better pads than those supplied free from the NHS, for a tiny lady who seems to have a huge bladder!
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