Q : Who is Curaco CareBidet designed for?
A : Any person who is bed or chair confined long term because of a spinal, nerve or muscle related condition, or serious illness, can benefit from the dignity and comfort that CareBidet offers in this most private of human functions. It is also beneficial for short term bed or chair confined people who are recovering from lower extremity fractures, require special post-surgical care or are encountering other situations that render them unable to toilet unassisted.
Q : What are the most appropriate user settings for CareBidet?
A : Skilled nursing facilities like nursing homes and rehabilitation centers, hospitals, and hospice care are all excellent settings for CareBidet. It is also well suited to in-home care for users who want to remain with their families.
Q : Can a person who is wheelchair confined during the day and bed confined at night use CareBidet?
A : Yes! CareBidet was designed to work when a user is lying on their back. It will continue to work well if their head is elevated no more than ten (10) degrees or they are moved no more than thirty (30) degrees on either side. If a user sits at a 90-degree angle, in a motorized wheel chair or hospital chair, the CareBidet should be removed. Once back in bed and laying down, face up, it can be put back on
Q : Can children and teens use the device?
A : It depends on the size of the child or teen. Their body must be able to accommodate the Bidet Cup which rests on top of the sacrum and curves up around the groin; and the Motion Control Wrap which encircles the waist and comfortably holds the Bidet Cup in place.
Q : Is there a weight restriction?
A : If a user has a Body Mass Index that indicates they are morbidly obese or significantly underweight, CareBidet may not be the best option for them. The device design is based on body measurements, not necessarily BMI. If the buttocks is quite large, it is important to be able to comfortably spread the cheeks when putting the Bidet Cup on to make sure the entire area is thoroughly cleansed. If there is too little skin it may feel uncomfortable. Spacers can be added to the Bidet Cup to extend the measurements but the basic curvature cannot be made smaller.
Q : Can both males and females use it?
A : Yes! With male users, it’s important to understand whether they have a large, small or average size penis. The Male Gender Module can only accommodate penis sizes in the average and slightly larger than average range. In some cases, males with a smaller than average penis can use the female Gender Module. There is no need to determine the size of the female vulva or outer part of the female genitals.
Q : Does a user have to be incontinent to use CareBidet?
A : No! A user’s continence is not a restriction. It works regardless of whether the user can or cannot feel the urge to empty their bladder and or bowels.
Q : What happens if a user is unconscious or cannot communicate?
A : CareBidet is especially helpful in these situations where a user cannot let their caregiver know they need to toilet. The CareBidet automatically senses when urination or defecation begins, and it automatically starts the cleansing and drying cycle when toileting is finished.
Q : Can a user with dementia use CareBidet?
A : If a bed confined dementia user is prone to sudden movement or often tries to remove their diaper/adult brief, they are not a good candidate for CareBidet. If the Bidet Cup is not correctly put on the patient, the device may not work properly as there might be leakage problems. It’s always best to ask the physician whose care they are under to make a recommendation.
Q : Can a user with hip contracture use it?
A : It depends on what type of contracture the user has and how severe it is. If the caregiver can attach the Bidet Cup comfortably to the user, it is perfectly safe to use the device. In this situation it is especially important to make sure the Bidet Cup fits snuggly and comfortably with the user’s body.
Q : Can a user with diaper rash be fitted to CareBidet?
A : Yes! As long as the patient feels comfortable when the Bidet Cup is correctly put on and the device runs normally. CareBidet can actually aid in improving and resolving diaper rash because it keeps the groin area clean and dry.