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How to use our Commode as a Bedroom Toilet

Posted by Jackie McCormack on

The Commode

The commode is a movable chair/toilet. There are many different types of commode, and the type depends on the functions. Some look just like a chair with a toilet seat, others look like a wheelchair with a toilet seas. They usually have a bucket, or container, underneath. The bucket is removable, for cleaning, after the commode is used. A commode can be placed beside the bed if a person cannot get to the bathroom.  Some models can also be used in the shower. 

In the Bedroom

Make sure you have some toilet paper, disposable gloves or Hand Wash.

  • Lock the wheels of the commode.
  • Make sure the footrest is up - do not stand on it
  • Make sure the bucket is secure is under the seat.
  • Put some water in the bucket before it is used, at least an inch. This makes it easier to clean later.
  • Make sure the seat insert is removed.

When you have finished, stand and wipe yourself, using the gloves and toilet paper. If you don't use gloves, make sure you wash your hands with the hand wash or alternatives.

Place the bucket lid onto the bucket to reduce the smells in the room. 

When you help someone to use a Commode in the Bedroom -

Make sure you have some toilet paper, disposable gloves or Hand Wash

  • Lock the wheels of the commode
  • Make sure the bucket is under the seat.
  • Make sure the footrest is up - do not stand on it
  • Put a small amount of water in the bucket before it is used. This makes it easier to clean later.
  • Assist the person onto the commode. 
  • Stay with the person for safety, or give them a bell to ring when they are done or need help.

When the person is done

  • Put on a pair of disposable gloves.
  • Help the person to stand.
  • Use toilet paper, wipes, or soap and water to help the person clean their genital area or bottom. Gently towel dry.
  • Help the person wash and dry his hands.
  • Settle the person - in bed or chair

How to clean the bucket after use

  • Remove the bucket and take it to the bathroom. 
  • Put the toilet seat up and empty the bucket into the toilet.
  • Clean the bucekt with a toilet brush, germ-killing cleanser, and water. 
  • Rinse well and put the bucket back under the commode. 
  • Remove your gloves and throw them away.

Wash your hands with soap and water.

For more information, look at our Blogs on The most dangerous room in your home! , How to Clean,and Maintain ,the Commode , Using the Commode, safely , Something to sit on in the Bath or Shower , Using the Shower/Bath Seat Safely 

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