Beside-Care is a line of no-rinse body cleansing products from Coloplast. People who are confined to bed or have limited mobility may not be able to shower traditionally. Bedside-Care products are ideal for these situations because they do not require the use of water. The gentle, pH-balanced formula makes these cleansers ideal for use on sensitive skin, perineal areas, and hair. Coloplast's no-rinse formula moisturizes the skin without leaving any residue behind.
Bath Wipes for Adults are soft towelettes that are saturated with a no-rinse cleanser. Many body wipes contain ingredients like chamomile, aloe vera, and lanolin to condition and soothe the skin. They are single-use and come in resealable packages, making them convenient to use at home or while traveling or camping. Bathing wipes can be used on fragile skin and are ideal for cleaning between skin folds. Express Medical Supply also carries dry disposable washcloths, which can be used to apply a waterless body wash.
After cleansing the skin, it is a good idea to follow up with a body lotion to prevent dehydration. Dry skin can be itchy, painful, and can even crack. If the skin does crack, this leaves it exposed to bacteria that could lead to an infection. Applying a skin moisturizer, such as one from 3M Cavilon, helps prevent all of these issues. These products contain nourishing ingredients that create a thin layer on the skin to lock in moisture.
People who cannot bathe conventionally might also struggle to use a standard toilet. A Portable Urinal is a great alternative. This is a plastic container specifically shaped so that a person can comfortably use it while laying down. We carry several styles that are designed for male and female anatomy, which reduces mess and allows for easy handling. A plastic bed pan can also be used to collect urine. This product sits on the surface of the bed to collect urine. The patient must be able to lift their hips over the bed pan in order to use it properly.
If you or your patient is able to stand up from bed, using a Bedroom Commode can provide additional assistance. This is a portable toilet that sits next to a bed, reducing the distance someone needs to move in order to use the restroom. It has a removable collection pan that should be emptied after use. Disposable plastic commode liners are also available for easy clean up. A commode chair helps decrease the risk of falls and provides greater support than a standard toilet. It has foldable arms that a patient can hold on to while sitting down and standing up. We even carry a commode chair with large wheels that can be used in the shower.