Care recipient (cr) is afraid of taking a bath or shower or being washed by the caregiver (cg)

Try: Look for reasons why the cr is afraid of bathing once the cause has been identified look for ways to reduce the cr cr’s fear for example if the cr is scared of falling try installing grab bars and bath mats in the shower or tub to help the cr cr’s balance if the cr is shy or modest try washing one part of the cr’s body at a time and keep him or her covered or partly dressed

Materials: Grab bars

Categories: Sage, Topic, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Personal, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision

Information: n/a

References: Adapted from the website www elderlycaretips info – elderly care tips – washing an elderly person 2008

Keywords: Bathing paranoid shy embarrassed

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

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