• Look for signs that your parent may need to use the bathroom. Fidgeting, pulling at clothes, agitation. The more you anticipate this need, the easier it usually is.
  • Leaving the bathroom door open can help with the visual cue that the bathroom is free. Simply being able to see the toilet may be a visual reminder.
  • Keeping track of when accidents occur, if they do, may help you figure out the triggers for those and prevent them in the future.
  • Because of the sensitivity of this issue, it may help to have the family member who attends to this issue be of the same gender as the person needing help.