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Is there a small stool with wheels that I can transfer to for the main bathroom? Any product besides a gripper? I have no money and no means of hiring anyone. I can transfer from chair to chair etc. He had an accident in the bathroom that he cleaned up himself this time. I just wondered if he hadn't done this - then how could I? I've already checked out agencies etc for help. We're above the amount to qualify but too low to get help. We live in the country with no close family or neighbors. Certainly there is a way and I just haven't thought of it yet. Maybe someone can help.

There are stools with wheels that are used in offices. They are very stable. I used to sit on one and scoot around from file cabinet to file cabinet.

https://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/H-7846BL/Ladders/Rolling-Step-Stool-Black?pricode=WB8203&gadtype=pla&id=H-7846BL&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=Cj0KCQjw6sHzBRCbARIsAF8FMpW_WP17kmZffFK-mv-VfYrMxiLMcBGW8Cu5Nysc8a8mcsgSCjqKVaEaAqsQEALw_wcB
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I think that it is time for you to think long and hard about your ability to care for him, this is a task that many able bodies people find taxes them to the max. Maybe you should consider finding an accessible apartment that would make life easier for you both?
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Have you spoken to Council on Aging for respite care so you can get a break? It is a free service. They do light housekeeping, prepare meals, sitting, bathing, etc.
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LNReason Mar 17, 2020
When we get to the place where I no longer can help him they are the first one I'm calling. Our doctor believes we can wait a little bit longer. I have really found reading comments on this site is helping too.
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A stool with wheels sounds seriously dangerous to me.......transferring from a w/c onto an unstable stool just isn't a good idea!! How about using just a regular Swiffer type mop? You can buy one that has a detergent bottle built into it so you can spray & mop at the same time w/o moving off of the chair you're on. If there is something to be picked up from the floor, however, I guess you'd have to use a gripper.

Here is a link to some YouTube videos showing wheelchair bound people mopping the floor, and how to do it:

https://www.google.com/search?q=cleaning+the+floor+when+in+a+wheelchair&rlz=1C1JRYI_enUS478US487&oq=cleaning+the+floor+when+in+a+wheelchair&aqs=chrome..69i57j33.8335j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Of course, getting help would be the best option for both of you........maybe you can put an ad in the local paper for someone to come in a few hours a day or on a weekly basis?

Good luck!
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LNReason Mar 14, 2020
Will do. I found a shower seat I can put in the bedroom until I need to get in the hall bathroom (My chair doesn't fit). No wheels. You're right that could be dangerous. Thank you
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