I moved in with my mother temporarily while I'm looking for work - before this I was a long distance caregiver. She has incontinence and wears the pads and pullups. She was putting the used ones in an open garbage can in the bathroom that was only emptied twice a week and the smell was horrible! I got her to agree to one of those air tight garbage cans, so at least the smell is contained unless you open the can. It's a struggle as she is embarrassed by the whole topic and does not smell it at all. She also only takes "spit baths" and has only taken one real shower in three months - she refuses to listen to me about anything.
So my question for you folks is given that this is urinary incontinence only is it normal that the smell from these pads should be devastatingly bad - like enough to make me nauseous? How do I deal with this?