Of all of the challenges that go with care giving, the most difficult one for me is to convince my 89 year old mother that she is beginning to exude an unsanitary odor from profuse sweating and from just not bathing or showering. I have had to resort to giving her sponge baths on a bath chair in her bathroom, but I can not convince her to get into the bath tub. I can't afford to put a walk in tub in her bathroom but ohhhh how much easier it probably would be. She tells me she doesn't have an odor and that it is my imagination. My soon to be daughter in law was trying to be polite when she stated she smelled urine on my mother's blanket and that it must have been the dog. Further, she will not tolerate a CNA coming to the house to bathe her. This also goes along with not allowing me to wash her hair. She tells me she is in too much pain and she would prefer to have it done professionally. If anyone knows a national hairstylist company that will come to the home and wash, blow dry older people's hair, please let me know how to contact in my area. Thank you as always for your resourceful answers and kind replies. This website has helped me so much. God bless all of you caregiver warriors out there.