When mom and dad moved into their 2 bedroom/1bath senior apartment we got mom a bedside commode. It seemed necessary for emergencies. Mom has bad knees/also incontinent and using during the night became her routine. Now dad has passed and she walks past her bathroom to use the bedside commode! She uses it all day and rarely cleans it and the smell is indescribable. Mom has mild cognitive decline but understand she needs to do this chore. She is still able to cook and do simple chores. Sister and I live in town plus a good bit of family who visit weekly. She is able to do what she wants. Mom also has a sitter 6 days a week 5p-9p for help with meals, showers and light housekeeping. My sister wants to remove the commode completely but I am concerned about night time falls. Mom does wear a life alert. Any suggestions? It is disgusting.