It's official. Dad now needs urinary incontinence supplies, and I need help.
I've tried the reusable boxer brief type, but couldn't wrap myself around reusing them (the smell), so I threw them away. At $19 each, that's too expensive.
I bought dad the cloth looking type that look like briefs (but he had never been a briefs man). He seems to get confused when he doesn't feel his boxers, so I've just been putting the boxers over the incontinence briefs.
The AL charges a hefty "incontinence fee" that I can't afford to pay, so I'm trying to work out a schedule for coming in and changing his briefs for him. How often should I change them? Maybe I can stop by on the way to work, come in early so I can extend my lunchbreak, pack a lunch and eat at my desk so I can run and change them during lunch and come after work. I still haven't figured out what I'm going to do when I have to work both jobs back to back... I'll figure it out.
Is three times a day about "normal" for changing incontinence pads?
What about (for lack of a better term) diaper rash? Should I put some cream on him to prevent it?
Speaking of the odor, how can I get the strong urine smell out of his clothes? He's allergic to fragrances in laundry detergents... would home remedies like white vinegar help?
...and he's leaked on his recliner and it smells pretty strongly.
Are there any special products that can help?
Thankfully, the house will be ready in a couple of weeks, and I can be a bit more hands on.