What can I do about incontinence and bowel odor in the house?
I now care for my 98-year-old Mother-in-Law. No, that's a great thing. She is one of the greatest women that I have ever met. We get along famously. I hate when I have to cause her grief with my administrations. What I am trying to deal with is the odor caused by her incontinence and bowel trouble. I began spending most of my week with her, going home on the weekends. This is no problem. However, I noticed that while I used to eat a decent breakfast, I have no appetite any longer. I have been to the doctor and all of my lab results are fine. My husband got my apartment fixed up in Mom's basement. Now I don't go upstairs until I hear her stir in the morning. The basement has re-sensitized my nose. To borrow a phrase from the much younger generation: OMG! The odor is awful. Most of you probably don't remember cloth diapers and non-automatic washers, but that is what it is like.
I am sure that she isn't the only one like this. What have any of you done to rid the house of the smell.