Plastic Urinal

Clear urinal placed in silver metal bucket

Another way to deal with overnight urination is the urinal. It’s nothing fancy, but it works. They’re cheap and easy to obtain, but they can make overnights so much better. Betty, who cares for her husband in New Jersey, told me, “He has a urinal in case has to use the bathroom overnight, so he doesn’t have to get up and walk to the bathroom. He takes care of that himself in the morning. He’ll take it with him and the wheelchair, go into the bathroom and empty it and rinse it out.”

But one trick to note with this is to have something the urinal can sit in at night so it doesn’t spill. “So much of it is trial and error…We knew how to use the urinal, but you find out if you don’t put something under it, you’re going to end with pee on your carpet!”

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