Stress anxiety or pain leads Care recipient (cr) to combative outbursts at bath time

Try: #create a spa-like atmosphere in the bathroom with music and battery-operated candles #approach the cr in a non-threatening way and say the spa appointment is ready #give the cr a washcloth to hold to prevent fighting and distract the cr help the cr undress make sure a towel is available to protect modesty #seat the cr on the bath chair and cover upper body with a towel for warmth #make sure the water is warm and ask the cr if the temperature is comfortable use warm water soap and a washcloth to wash the cr from the bottom up cleansing the genitals last ask the cr to help with this area if he or she is able #while the cr is seated pat dry and assist in putting on skid-proof slippers when the cr is out of the tub and standing offer the plush bathrobe

Materials: Relaxing music battery-operated candles washcloths liquid lavender or chamomile soap plush bathroom robe and skid-proof slippers plush bathroom towels shower chair hand-held shower sprayer

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Personal, Male, Female, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Good Vision, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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

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