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Standard in bathrooms around the world but little more than a joke subject in the United States, the bidet may begin appearing in our country with increasing frequency—especially in the homes of seniors receiving home health care. In San Marcos and elsewhere, such seniors may benefit from a switch to this appliance, as it presents fewer safety risks than the toilet. If you’re not familiar with the bidet and its operation, you can read an informative article about it and its application for seniors on the New York Times’ website.
Safer and Easier To Use
Simply put, using a bidet requires less physical motion than cleaning after using a toilet. Since so many injuries to the elderly occur from falls in the bathroom, anything that minimizes awkward physical activity is welcome. Workers in home health care in San Marcos would breathe easier if using the bathroom were less hazardous for elderly patients with limited mobility.
Given the difficulty that handicapped or frail individuals have in cleaning up, using the bathroom often leads to unsanitary conditions that can quickly develop into serious infection. A bidet cleans thoroughly with far less effort, so the risk of illness is drastically reduced. Also, baths and showers (another major cause of injury) would be needed less often if a bidet could provide regular cleaning of the most infection-prone areas of the body.
A Great Addition to San Diego County Home Care
As with any household appliance, your priorities would determine the price of a new bidet. A product with all the bells and whistles (including, no joke, built-in music speakers) will cost you as much as $2,000. Less elaborate models are more reasonably priced, some as low as $60.00. If your senior benefits from home health care in San Marcos and is concerned about bathroom safety, looking into a bidet could be a great option.