Healthy elder urinates on the floor - I don't want to call him lazy, but...
My grandfather is in respectable health for 84 years old. He is coherent, he shops, drives, cooks - he smokes like a chimney but thankfully he is doing well. He doesn't like bathing, changing clothes, etc, his personal care is a subject of great debate in our house (we suggest he clean up a little, he stubbornly insists he just did a few hours ago - really was a few weeks) but we don't push the issue too hard as it could be much worse.
The problem is this:
When he has to pee, he does not lower his pants (elastic-waisted) - he pulls the leg of his shorts up and pees out the leg. He gets it all over his leg, his feet, the rugs and floor. He HAS to notice because he is soaked afterward, but he simply doesn't care. I don't want to call him lazy, but really, what IS this? And how many times can one mop the floor in a day without seeking advice?
How do we approach this topic? This behavior mystifies me completely because he is of decent physical and cognitive health but simply chooses this behavior. In fact, wouldn't standing there hiking up one leg of pants be HARDER than the other options? I'm at a loss. Thanks for any advice.