Hey there! Just found out aft. I left rehab center Head Nurse went in to see my Mother & told her they only change the bag ONCE A MONTH!! They not only do not have extra supplies...They have ZERO bags or anything!
That is not only not okay, I don't even see how it's possible! Ditto with only emptying it once every few days! When I had a stoma I changed the bag once every 2-3 days and emptied it a few times a day. I changed my bag relatively often, because I got given 30 bags a month - so I could have changed it every day if I wanted to. (I disagree that changing the bag more than once or twice a week hurts the skin: it never hurt mine and I have pretty sensitive skin. However, I did use a medical adhesive remover to remove the wafer which made it much easier to peel off.)
Complain bitterly, and if nothing changes, see if you can find a new centre to move her to.