Care recipient (cr) becomes agitated and resistive during bathing or is shy about being helped

Try: Cover the cr with a bath blanket during the bathing process even in the shower uncovering only the body part that is being washed and immediately covering it when finished offer the cr the option of wearing a bathing suit or underwear during bathing if this would lead to more comfort be sure to get the areas covered by the suit or underwear clean as well give the cr a washcloth to hold while bathing even if she or he is not able to actively assist in washing anything as this may allow him or her to feel more in control of the bathing experience while assisting explain to the cr what area you would like to wash next and offer the option of the cr helping if the cr is able

Materials: Bathing suit or underwear bath blanket extra washcloth

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Personal, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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