Some might say that cleaning the bathroom is the same as cleaning every other room in the house. It must be done periodically, so we just do it. Right? But for a caregiver, cleaning up the bathroom takes on a whole different meaning, especially as our loved one becomes more dependent.
This fact caused the title of this website to spark my interest this week:
“8 Useful Bathroom Aides for Seniors”.
Each morning I get an email from www.dailycaring.com with links to their latest articles. Some topics are especially relevant, especially this one about bathrooms.
When I saw product #1, I was shocked. Other people have trouble getting their loved one to lean over the sink? Either I am constantly cleaning up the floor in front of the sink or hubby’s hands never get wet. I had no idea this was a common problem. Maybe this will help.
My favorite is #4. Ours was a Christmas gift last year that I specifically asked for. We have it in the kitchen, and all who enter our home during this pandemic are directed there to use it. This Christmas I need 2 more, one for each bathroom. My favorite part is that they are touchless, so when your hands are really dirty, you don’t get that dirt on the faucet handles!
I wish I had known about #5 earlier. Great idea!
What about #7? Did we know we could buy an attachment that turned the common toilet into a bidet? Might this solve some of our problems? The Europeans love their bidets, so why haven’t they caught on in the USA? I am really tempted to try this. (Stay tuned. I promise to let you know if we do!)
Caregivers must perform easy tasks and difficult tasks. For the difficult ones, it is comforting to know that others have the same issues, and perhaps someone has a suggestion to make that task easier.
As we share with each other, we have opportunity to support and encourage one another, and that is so important at this time in our lives. Thanks for reading, and we welcome comments – both those that share helpful hints, and those that ASK for help with tasks. We are in this together, and it’s nice to be able to pool our resources, at least virtually!