Care recipient (cr) is bedbound and needs a bath

Try: Assemble all bathing equipment and supplies talk with the cr about the bathing process before and during the process and try to make it an enjoyable process adjust the room temperature for added warmth and ensure privacy shut curtains and doors pay special attention to folds in skin under breasts under abdomen and between legs and private areas and bony areas back of head ears hips spine heels elbows , look for redness opened areas or reports of pain wash and pat dry cr thoroughly as moisture can cause chaffing apply small amounts of body powder to a clean soft dry wash cloth and then dust skin lightly, avoid breathing in powder apply skin lubricants in small amounts with gentle rubbing motion use gentle touch when repositioning during bath ppulling fragile skin across sheets can cause irritation and breakdown the skin after bathing provide clean dry bedding and gown pajamas assist in turning and repositioning the cr for comfort and to avoid one position for more than 2 hours as this may cause skin problems

Materials: Wash cloths pan with warm water mild soap skin lubricant body powder clean pajamas or gown clean sheets

Categories: Sage, Topic, Maintenance, Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile

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References: bathing and skin care by head to toe care llc 2009 available at

Keywords: Bedbound bathing bed bath

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

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