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Bathroom Organization Tips for Caregivers!
I made a promise a couple years ago that I would never put my mom in a nursing home. It’s only right that I take care of her and let her enjoy the comforts of home. Even though she has Dementia and most of the time doesn’t know who I am, I know who she is. My mom took care of me and now it’s my turn to take care of her. I am lucky that she is still here.
After taking care of my 96 year old mom for almost 2 years, I finally have the bathroom organization all set. Of course it didn’t take me 2 years to figure it out, but it was trial and error for awhile and that’s why I’m here to share bathroom organization tips for caregivers.
You are going to need different things readily available when you are taking care of someone than you do for yourself. When you are taking care of someone in a wheelchair or using a walker, you have to be sure everything you need is within reach. You don’t want the person to fall or try to get up while you are getting something from a different room. (and believe me, she does try!)
First, you need to get yourself a rolling cart or some kind of movable stand. I chose to go with a rolling cart to make it easy for me to keep it stocked and move it around the bathroom if it needs to be moved.
Get everything ready that you are going to need in your cart. I put things that I can easily reach for when I take her to the bathroom. Things like wipes, rubber gloves, garbage bags, change of clothes, socks and Depend® Fit-Flex® Underwear.
I also like to keep bath items readily available also. Shampoo, conditioner, towels, soap, washcloths and whatever else you need for bath time.
Place the cart where you will be using it the most. I placed mine next to the bathtub but it’s also by the commode so that I can change her, clean her up, and do whatever needs to be done all within an arms length reach.
I like to stock up things when I go shopping to Sam’s Club. Poise® Liners for incontinence and Depend products are available at Sam’s Club near the pharmacy and the new packaging now shows you how much you save by purchasing them at Sam’s Club.
It’s a one stop shopping trip with Sam’s Club Family Caregiving because I can pick up prescriptions, personal care products and free health screenings. There is even a Sam’s Club Family Caregiving kiosk located in some Sam’s Clubs.
Poise Liners – Light Absorbency (2 dots) are specifically designed for light bladder leakage. The panty liner’s absorb-loc® core quickly locks away wetness and odor to help keep you fresh and dry.
Poise Pads – Maximum Absorbency (5 dots) provides even more absorbency to give you the confidence and protection you need.
Depend Fit-Flex Underwear are available for women and men and give you the flexibility to move with you.
There is even a Digimarc Discovery app, that allows you to scan anywhere on the Depend packaging, and it will drive you to the Sam’s Club Caregiver website.
What tips do you have for Bathroom Organization for Caregivers?