To save energy, utilize what energy is available and to consider safety during weakness it is really nice to have a couple of items beside the medical bed.
One item is a commode, a portable potty chair. When this is right beside the bed a person can sit up, plant their feet on the ground, stand and pivot to sit on the commode. The necessity of urinating or having a bowel movement doesn’t go away…for a while. Bringing this piece of equipment can make life easier and yet remember, this is all very humbling for someone to use.
The other item is a bedside table. There are tables just like the ones at the hospital that roll and slide over the bed. It also is great for having things within reach (glass of water, phone, kleenex, etc).
Then if you want to have some fun put an extra blanket over the commode and always have a chair for a friend to sit on. No one really needs to know what its true use is!