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TOPIC: PIP toilet needs

PIP toilet needs 10 months 1 week ago #205644

Hello. I use an adapted toilet with rails, but I'm unable to sit upright on the toilet and this can be. Painful. This makes it more difficult to clean myself when using the toilet. I also take more than twice as long due to incontinence. I use pads and not a catheter at this stage. The pads are often not sufficient even though I also use bladder patches. . Again, although I toilet myself, could I gain at least 4 points for needing assistance? Thanks

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PIP toilet needs 10 months 1 week ago #205673

Wheelynice

Your post does not indicate that any assistance is required so I'm not sure how you would meet the higher Descriptor?

Gordon

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PIP toilet needs 10 months 1 week ago #205780

Meant to add that I have very poor sitting balance so lean forwards when on the toilet. It is difficult and slow when transferring from toilet to wheelchair and extremely poor balance. I would say that the risk of falling is high and I'm unable to get up myself without assistance. Changing my pads is slow and difficult as is the need to change clothes. It would be safer if I had assistance. Would this argument qualify for assistance in this activity? Thanks

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PIP toilet needs 10 months 1 week ago #205799

Wheelynice

I would certainly make an argument that you require assistance but it will be undermined, to some extent, by the fact that you manage without it, you will need to explain the problems you have in detail and if as you say there are issues of safety then emphasise these with examples of where you have been injured, assuming this has happened.


Gordon

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PIP toilet needs 10 months 1 week ago #205951

Thanks for all your help

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