A bed ridden Care recipient (cr) needs oral hygiene

Try: #ask the cr to sit up if possible; otherwise turn the cr on his or her side #tuck a towel under the cr cr’s chin #brush teeth away from the gums #after brushing is completed give the cr a glass of water and lay the basin near the chin ask the cr to rinse the mouth #remove the towel from under the chin and then wipe the mouth and chin

Materials: Soft tooth brush mild tooth paste glass of water for rinsing basin for rinsing towel

Categories: Personal, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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

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