@tsoy, when it started to get hard for Mom to get to the bathroom in time, we began using a commode and kept it in her bedroom. She didn’t like it but it did beat the alternative of not making it to the bathroom. We used this method for a few months until it became impossible for me to even move her from her bed to the commode. We began using briefs and bed pads and through the long process of trial and error, we found that TEVA products work the best. We use a brief and a pad each time she is changed. This was not an easy transition (emotionally) for either one of us but we made the best of it. TEVA products are the very best and nothing else I’ve tried compares. Mom was a hospice patient for six months and “graduated”. During this time, we were able to get her a hospital bed (Medicare covered) with a wonderful air mattress that keeps the air flowing so she doesn’t get bed sores. When she graduated from hospice, we used some of Mom’s money to buy the hospital bed, air mattress, and beside table at a discounted price.
During Mom’s time under hospice care, I learned how to change Mom’s brief and bedding without moving her out of the bed. Brief changing: have your loved one lie on their back with their legs bent, undo the tabs on the brief and roll up one side of the tab and place it under the middle of their back, roll the patient on their side, clean them and then remove the brief. While the patient is still on their back, slide a new brief (with a pad inside) under them a bit, roll them on their back and adjust as needed.
I hope that answers your questions. If not, let me know and I’ll answer what I can.