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Any ideas on a method mom can use to bathe herself and be safe?

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I have the opposite from what I've read so far. My mother suffered a stroke and has limited mobility of her right side of her body. My sister in law and I share giving my mother a shower 6 days a week in the morning. But my mother feels she needs a second bath in the afternoon when we are not there to help her. My father is in the home and is her main caregiver but because of his physical limitations he is unable to help her. My mother will walk into the restroom stand over the sink and scrub herself with her good hand with no support. My concern is her safety when we are not there to assist her. I have tried to talk with her and try to convince her one shower a day is enough but with no luck she continues to do it on her own. If anyone has any ideas on a method she can use or a device we can buy to help her scrub herself and be safe.

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If she is feeling the need to freshen up because of incontinence issues then using baby wipes is a good option as long as she knows not to flush them. Bidet toilet seat attachments or a simple bidet sprayer are a also good investment for those who need help with peri care.
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Or a bedside commode where she can sit on the closed toilet cover. Those are pretty light in weight but not sure if you have enough room. When my MIL was visiting we bought a vanity chair with a back but it was pretty heavy, and used that and the bedside commode for her to sit on while I showered her. Whatever it is, it needs a back to lean on (not a stool). 
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How about putting a safe chair for her and some disposable adult washcloths. They are no rinse...kind of like large baby wipes. She could just "freshen up" in the afternoon.
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