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Home Toileting Aids for Women

Sometimes people find it difficult to access or use a conventional toilet. There are many aids available to help people to manage their toileting independently.

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  1. Consider using super-absorbent gel in the base of a handheld urinal for women to avoid spillage after use.
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  3. Bedpans with pointed ends can be easier to insert
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  5. A small jug from a kitchenware shop - capacity approx 2 cups - can be a very useful alternative to a handheld urinal. With Parkinsons I can have difficulty getting to the. toilet at night. My first buy was a green straight-sided melamine jug with a lipped edge and moulded handle. But even better is the 2-cup squeezable silicon jug made for kitchen use by a major brand. It fits tightly to the body, is comfortable and quiet to use and is pleasantly styled. No lid of course, and must be emptied after each use, but really handy.
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  7. Often it is inconvenient to put down a used handheld urinal whilst adjusting your clothes. Always make sure you have an appropriate surface nearby to place it on so that you can 'forget' about the full item and not knock it over!
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  9. Consider having a ring of plastic covered soft foam - in a horseshoe shape - to put around the seat of a chair commode pan to cushion a person for whom a hard edge beneath them is painful..
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  11. Paediatric sized commodes are available, and they may be worth considering if you have limited space in your bathroom or of slight build
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Continence Product Advisor

Incontinence can often be cured. Incontinence is a problem with one or more underlying causes that can often be cured or improved. Whatever your age seeking help is always advisable. Take the first step to getting help by contacting a health professional or continence organisation in your country.

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