Mom has been declining fast these past couple of months. She is so weak, frail, sick, and cold all the time, that getting her into the shower is impossible, and I'm not going to force her. She's nearing the point of being totally bedridden. She can't stand or even get herself upright on her own, and has to be transported in a wheelchair.
Between me and home support, we are able to get her clean with regular sponge baths, but I have no idea how to wash her hair. And it's starting to smell....bad. Like, I'm pretty sure she's somehow gotten fecal matter in there! I know mom feels better when her hair is clean, and I'd like to get this done for her, but I'm not sure how, and home support doesn't seem to have any ideas either.
I did install a detachable shower head in the shower, but the bathroom is small and awkward, and there's no way to get her head tipped back far enough.....I can't think of any creative ideas that wouldn't get her and the entire room soaked. The kitchen also has a detachable sink hose sprayer, but she can't stand upright at all.
Any ideas? I have tried dry shampoo, but it only works for so long before it builds up, and it doesn't deal with the smell....plus there's nothing like that freshly-washed hair feeling!