Anti-diarrheal drugs that prevent watery stools, such as Imodium®, Lomotil® (diphenoxylate and atropine), Lotronex® (alosetron), and Pepto-Bismol® Laxatives like milk of magnesia that relieve temporary constipation. Stool softeners such as Colace and Dulcolax that prevent stool impaction, which causes constipation.
To relieve anal discomfort and eliminate any possible odor associated with fecal incontinence:
Tips for wiping
Clean them with toilet paper, followed by wet wipes or dry wipes if necessary. Your client may also wish to be washed with clean water. Be sure to dispose of wipes in a biodegradable nappy sack, rather than flushing them down the toilet. For ladies, wiping front to back will help prevent infections such as UTIs.
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How can you care for yourself at home?
Begin by washing the top of the body. Start with the shoulders and carefully use body wash to clean the elderly person. Move down each side of the body using body wash and warm water to clean. Rinse their body with warm water using a separate wash cloth and the water you have set aside for rinsing.
Make the Bathroom Easier to Use You can help make a bathroom more senior-friendly by installing new lighting, adding non-slip floor mats, installing a raised toilet seat, adding grab bars and handles, and installing an alert button near the toilet.
Steps to Clean Sponge lightly with cool water and blot several times. Apply diluted carpet shampoo (1 part liquid carpet shampoo to 4 parts water) with a brush or towel. Let the area dry thoroughly, and then vacuum. Repeat if needed.
So, here are some useful tips that may help you take care of the bedridden elderly at home.
Wet wipes are more gentle, more hygiene for babies as well as elderly. Baby skin is soft and fragile and care should be taken to nurture and moisture the skin. Similarly, the elderly has fragile skin that should be taken care of.
For your basic baby-poop-on-the-carpet event, clean with a combination of liquid dish soap, warm water and lots of blotting. Vinegar may prove helpful for stain-fighting.
Sprinkle baking soda over the area and liberally spray it with a 1:4 solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide and cool water (2 ounces hydrogen peroxide to 8 ounces cool water). Work the solution into the carpet using a soft-bristle brush. Remove excess water with a wet/dry vac or by blotting with towels or paper towels.
Deep clean your toilet To clean your toilet, add 1/2 cup of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide to your bathroom bowl to kill germs and brighten the surface of your toilet. You’ll need to leave it in the bowl for 20 minutes to get the full benefit.