She has been living with us for 8 weeks today, and will be for at least another 60 days. (She FINALLY signed the waiting list for an assisted living place!) She knows she has some incontinence issues but I don't think she wants to admit they are as bad as they are. She wears those always "underwear" which I've told my husband are not sturdy enough. She doesn't go to the bathroom to pee or change her "drawers" near enough. So, even with a waterproof pad (like a crib pad) and 2 thick towels on the couch where she sits, our couch has been peed on several times. Our cushions are NOT removable. Spray that is made for pet urine is not cutting it, either is vinegar and water. The other morning I noticed the towels were damp and stinky when I went to straighten them out before I left for work. So, of course I was late to work cleaning it up and throwing stuff in the laundry. (and this is a whole other issue--I am doing 90% of this caregiving for my husband's mom!) My husband did talk to her about it. She DID know she did it, but yet did not remove the wet towels from the couch. So the wet towels were somewhat soaked up by the back of the couch!! This is just one of the many pee issues I have. She lives with us because of physical/mobility issues and has nothing wrong with her mind. I know it must be difficult to admit and accept the incontinence issues but she's perfectly capable to remove wet items from the couch. We can't afford a new couch. I'm sick of my house smelling like pee! My husband talks to her about this but i dont think she takes it seriously and he doesn't remind her. He told her whether she feels she has to or not, to get up to use the bathroom every 2-3 hours and change her drawers even if only damp. That will help with cutting down in recurrent UTIs as well. I'm ready to wrap my whole couch up in heavy duty tarps! But then I'd have to do that to all the furniture because apparently she couldn't get the dog off her spot on the couch and sat on the loveseat instead, which has no pad or towels on, and my husband and I specifically said to please not sit there and left dog treats our for her to get him off the couch (he would move with the command off but I guess that's too much for her to say). How can I protect my couch? Like I said, cushions are not removable and the waterproof pads on the seat are not enough any longer since the pee is on the back cushions now too. Any ideas short of the plastic that used to cover furniture like at my great-grandma's? Thank you so much for any help!!!!