Asked on Oct 21, 2017
Comfy chair for Incontinence? Advice needed!
We are having to place Mom into a Memory Care residence and wish to make her room as cozy and stylish as possible. At this point in time, she wears "pull-ups" and rarely has leaked onto anything but we know this will become more of an issue over time.
We need a comfy chair for her with arms to help her stand up and a tall enough back so she can relax in it rather than constantly retreating into the bed. However, I am more than concerned about the chair we've ordered as it's an upholstered club chair.
I know there are chairs made specifically for those with incontinence that have "pop out" seat cushions for cleaning/sterilizing and they are made with naugahyde so they're waterproof but these are outrageously expensive.
I also know there are many types of "waterproofing" products around. Some OK, some not so great.
- Does anyone have experience with an EXCELLENT way to waterproof upholstered furniture? Excellent meaning nothing will penetrate to stain or create odors? OR..
- Does anyone have suggestions for a different type seating that will work better for Mom than a club chair?
Thank you for your help - it's much appreciated!