I am not a healthcare worker or expert - just a daughter, mother, wife and full time worker to help pay bills. My mom is a widow ( lost my dad 2 years ago) and stays in a wheelchair or recliner most of the time due to fear of falling for severe neuropathy ( not feeling her feet or calves ). She sleeps from about 3 am to 1 pm and many nights does not even wake up and finds everything wet when she does. I think due to the fact it is hard for her to get up and down (weight) she waits until the last minute during waking hours to get to the bathroom but at least she does get to the bathroom. Question: we have washable pads on the bed at night but at least three nights a week these pads get soaked. ANY TIPS on handling this issue would be helpful. I have her put them in a plastic garbage bin with a lid in the garage until I (once a week) wash them and bleach them. Her doctor said most people just live with incontinence until it gets too unbearable because the meds have side effects and the surgery (for her age/weight) is not recommended - and I feel sure it is because the recovery would be too hard on her. What are people doing to make sure things stay clean enough (bed, linens, these pads etc) ?