I want to buy a recliner for my mom who has Alzheimer's. She is often having accidents on the current sofa. What kind is suggested? - AgingCare.com

I want to buy a recliner for my mom who has Alzheimer's. She is often having accidents on the current sofa. What kind is suggested?

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Need help...I need to know which recliner would a great buy for that issue
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Marty, if you Google "continence care - chair protectors" you will find seat pads that look reasonably like upholstery, absorb an astonishing quantity of liquid and then just go in the washing machine (you can also get in-wash disinfectant, if you're worried about sterilising them). Check the dimensions of your recliner and make sure you get big enough pads (you'll want to get spares, of course).

Later on, I found ours had a new lease of life as dog bowl mats to save the kitchen floor - made life a lot easier and safer no matter how often he trod on the edge of his water dish 🙄
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I purchased (on sale from Amazon) a chair called a Gerichair. It had a metal frame and vinyl seats. There was one in my husband’s hospital room and it was pretty comfortable. It was on caster wheels with brakes and had a large bar across the top for mobility. The only issue was that it was extremely hard to recline. I’m sure that was a flaw with this particular chair and most likely why it was on sale. But, it is geared toward geriatrics and if she had that, she wouldn’t need the Chux pads.
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Thanks to all who you answered.
My mom does wear depends but by days end she often removes it. She is still alert to some extent and is hard to convince to due things differently for convenience sake...
As for the blue sheet it’s not something I can use yet as she is still in denial about her state of mind
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We purchased a leather lift chair for my husband and he also had accidents on it. Eventually the leather tore and wore out from the urine. He also burned out the motor. Can I ask if Mom would wear Depends?
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Make sure it's one your mom can recline on her own - if she has dementia, it will be harder and harder for her to figure it out. My mom had a lift chair and I had to put a little sign on it to show her which direction of the switch stood her up and which one sat her down. She'd still be confused from time to time. Renting is a good idea. It's important to get one where the seat length fits the length of your mom's legs (from torso to knees) so that it's comfortable when she's reclined. If the seat's not the right size, it won't be comfortable.
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Marty, my Dad rented a recliner, thus he was able to test drive it before buying it :) The medical furniture store would ask you how tall is Mom and what is her weight, so that they could match what size would work for her.

As for the oops accidents, sorry I don't think there isn't any special recliner. You would need to buy either disposal blue sheets or washable pads to put on the recliner seat.
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Marty, you need to tell us more. What kind of help do you need?
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