My dad is pooping on the bed and carpet on way to bathroom and it is happening frequently. What help is there for that? - AgingCare.com

My dad is pooping on the bed and carpet on way to bathroom and it is happening frequently. What help is there for that?

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He does wear a diaper. What kind of help is there for my mom at night?

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Is the continence your dad's only issue? Is he able to help with his own cleanup? Is he mentally aware of what is happening? I ask, because, I have known people who have cognitive issues and they unknowingly strew their feces on furniture, walls, floor, etc. If that is the case, I'd look online for adult garments that button in the back and prevent the wearer from being able to get their hands in their diaper. This holds things in, until they can be changed under supervision.

A family friend of ours kept finding feces strewn about his mother's apt and couldn't figure out why. It turned out that she was suffering with dementia and doing this on purpose, but, not realizing what she was doing.  So, I'd explore if that could be a factor.
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How about a bedside commode so he doesn't have to walk all that way at night?
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Helpwparents, my Dad had a similar issue and once we found that Dad was intolerant of dairy products and we removed dairy from his diet, that helped a lot. I was able to substitute a product called Lactaid as Dad still wanted milk for his cereal.

Thus, keep a food journal to see if there is a pattern. Any foods that is intolerant, will go through Dad within hours. Usually milk and wheat will do a major tap dance in one's stomach. Remove those food items for a week and see what happens. Be careful, as wheat can be in quite a few processed foods. Thank goodness for Gluten-free products now a days :)
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My mom had chronic diarrhea. I added a probiotic to her daily meds, it worked very well, sometimes too well. She would get constipated and then to Dr to clean her out.
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A few thoughts:
If this is something new you might want to consult his doctor to make sure there isn't something going on that could be treated.
You could try having him use the toilet on a regular schedule in the hope that he goes there, people do tend to go at the same times so getting him to the bathroom after meals or whenever you've noticed he tends to go might work.
It sounds as though his bowel movements are very loose, adding a fiber supplement like Metamucil can help firm things up.
Wearing a pair of sports underwear over his pull up - the kind with snug fitting legs - might help to contain things better.
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