Bidet Toilet Seats for Seniors
Senior citizens and elderly, as well as those who suffer from a handicap of some kind, are not as likely to be able to bathe as often. A bidet toilet seat can help them keep their personal areas clean which can prevent health issues associated with uncleanliness. Use of a bidet allows your loved one to feel more like a “normal person” with a clean bottom like the rest of us, throughout the day.
Bidet Use instead of Wiping
A bidet allows those who are less physically capable of wiping to avoid the need to do so but still be just as clean. Many modern models of bidets include dual nozzles which allow anal and feminine cleansing to be used, which can help reduce the risk of vaginal infections, bladder infections and hemorrhoids.
When it comes to diarrhea, wiping alone cannot always get the job done as far as making you smell and feel clean in that area. For many seniors, it is not possible to take an extra shower or bath every time they have a messy movement. A bidet toilet seat will allow them to stay clean and healthy no matter what.
When an enema feature is offered, constipation can also be relieved and prevented. This can relieve and reduce pain associated with movements and can even prevent health issues that can result from becoming impacted in the bowels.
Physicians may approve the use of bidet toilets after you surgery is performed on or near your personal areas. Wounds that are healing are more susceptible than other areas of the body to infection if they are not kept clean. This is particularly true for areas that must be cleansed regularly anyway.
When someone is elderly and suffers from mobility issues and other physical difficulties, it is increasingly difficult to stay bathed and cleansed – especially after a painful surgery. A bidet helps them to do so and also can be quite soothing to the individual.
Over 10% of those over the age of 65 experience incontinence issues, also known as bladder control problems. A bidet can help keep everything clean after anything from a mild leak or a total uncontrolled wetting. A bidet helps these individuals to feel clean and fresh even in the event of a urinary accident.
Many elderly folks have a weakened immune system, and hygiene becomes an increased concern for this reason as well. Avoiding sickness and infection is very important when your body is less capable of fighting off these issues. A bidet prevents the spread of disease, infection and the other physical health conditions that can result from exposure to bacteria while using the bathroom.