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    Hoist and toilet use

    My husband has just moved from using a standing hoist to a sling and overhead track. The problem is getting his trousers down. He wears elasticated jogging bottoms and uses a Conveen but bowel movements are an issue. Any suggestions?

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    Senior Member sea queen's Avatar
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    Trousers need removing whilst on the bed before putting the sling on, this is don't by rolling the person to each side to aid pulling trousers down - you need an OT to advise on which coloured strings to use from lying to sitting if you haven't already had this advice.
    Sea Queen

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    If your husband still has head support, see OT about trying a toileting sling as this allows the clothing to be pulled up and down for visits to the toilet.

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