Care recipient (cr) is resistant to bathing caregiver (cg) may be able to turn a difficult time into a pleasant time by inviting the cr to a ‘spa’ experience at home

Try: #using the pen write out a gift certificate in the cr’s name make the gift certificate redeemable at the spa gift certificates can be bought in office supply stores made and printed from a home computer or hand-drawn #give the gift certificate to the cr and say there are not many appointments left however you think you can squeeze the cr in today or tomorrow #once the spa session starts in the bathroom have the soft relaxing music playing and offer the cr the soft robe when entering #try to make the cr feel as if bath time is a special time to relax and be pampered offer a facial nail care special skin care or a light massage after the bath or shower you can find care products tailored for men as well as women #while you are caring for the cr in the spa speak calmly and unhurriedly and avoid letting outside noises and people be distracting

Materials: Pen gift certificates purchase at any office supply store whirlpool bathtub if available cd player soft relaxing music facial nail or skin care products

Categories: Personal, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Long-Term Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, Poor S T Memory

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

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