Care recipient (cr) is bedbound and needs his hair washed

Try: Obtain a bed shampoo basin or inflatable basin from a care aids shop or use a large plastic mixing bowl place plenty of absorbent towels and a waterproof sheet over cr’s pillow place the shampoo basin on top of covered pillow carefully wash and rinse the hair if necessary or requested by cr apply hair conditioner

Materials: Absorbent towels waterproof sheet bed shampoo basin or inflatable basin large plastic mixing bowl shampoo and or conditioner

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

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References: washing an elderly person 2008 available at

Keywords: Shampooing bedbound hair care grooming

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

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