Care recipient (cr) only has use of one arm to shower bathe him herself and needs help learning to do this task independently

Try: Washing back in bath try putting shower gel in bath water and use plastic jug to tip water over self washing back in shower try tipping shower gel on back of shoulders and water will wash it down back scrubbing back try using a long-handled sponge or loofa drying back try putting loop tag onto one end of towel and attach this to a hook similar to fix one end of towel then pull taut across back alternatively put on a terry-towelling robe after washing

Materials: Shower gel plastic jar long-handled sponge or loofa loop tag hook similar

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

Information: n/a

References: occupational therapy and stroke second edition by judy edmans 2010 available at www onlinelibrary wiley com

Keywords: Bathing showering drying off self toweling dry self care

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

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