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Cleaning Yourself After Using the Restroom

February 26, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 183

As we all read when we were kids everybody poops. It's an unavoidable situation and the only thing you can do about it is be prepared to clean up the aftermath. However, cleaning up the aftermath may be the most difficult part for people who are elderly or disabled.

Most of us are reasonably knowledgeable about hygiene and why you have to do the things you have to do. Young children should be educated about maintaining proper hygiene as soon as possible as learning how to correctly wipe and flush is important and will likely be a lifelong habit.

Some of us who are elderly or disabled may not be able to maintain proper hygiene habits as easily as others because of the obstacles that having a disability can emplace. Some disabilities don't allow people to keep their independence but there are a few things that one can do so make the process easier and maintain independence.

For people who have problems with reaching their behind there are many options for either aiding with reach or eliminating the need to reach altogether. One solution to difficulties with reach is bottom wipers, which are long handled devices that aid in reaching the behind.

For people who have stiff hands or wrist pain and find flushing the toilet bothersome or painful a flatter and wider level may be attached to the toilet to make it easier to manage. Foot levers and other alternatives are also available.

Alternatives that will provide a solution for almost all difficulties is the electronic bidet. These were invented in Japan in the 1980's and have become very popular throughout the world. Some people own them simply because of the novelty factor! The features of these toilets are practically unlimited and may include a built in bidet (with a myrid of options of its own), water and seat temperature control, a blow dryer, a help button, an LED light to help with seeing in the dark, a hand held remote control, and more. If stability is a concern hand rails and wheelchair transfer devices may also be installed. This is a wonder of modern technology and is even fun to experiment with and discover.

It is extremely important that we all maintain the best hygiene possible and this is especially true for the elderly and disabled who may be more susceptible to contracting illnesses through bacteria and viruses. There are plenty of tools to help with maintaining personal hygiene so even in difficult times you can still do it on your own and with less, if not 100% less, effort.

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