Care recipient (cr) can’t stand up to take a shower

Try: Use a hand-held showerhead use a rubber bath mat and put safety bars in the tub use a sturdy shower chair in the tub or shower this will support a person who is unsteady and it could prevent falls

Materials: Hand-held showerhead rubber bath mat safety bars sturdy shower chair

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

Information: Check local phone book or contact the meals on wheels organization at 703-548-5558 www mowaa org

References: caring for a person with alzheimer’s disease your easy-to-use guide from the national institute on aging by national institute on aging 2011 available at www nia nih gov

Keywords: Unsteady on feet standing bathing showering bathroom safety fell in shower falls shower chair

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

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