By arhospice on September 12th, 2022
Bathing requires patience, strength, compassion and skill. Bathing is a time for cleaning, communication, and observing for important bodily changes. Bathing can present high risk for injury, especially when patients have limited mobility. Elderly people often have dry, fragile skin that can be torn or easily injured. So, extra caution is needed to ensure safety and comfort.
Bathing not only removes dirt and controls odor it can also promote comfort, prevent infection, stimulate circulation, and help prevent infections and skin breakdown.
Below are some bathing tips for caregivers, plus some tips for bath-time safety.
Types of baths
People with special needs
Confused, Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other conditions
Infection control tips
Consult with your patient’s physician about the benefits of special equipment, including:
More Caregiver Tips
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Information courtesy of Home Care Pulse.
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