Bathing Older Adults

  • Bathing & Hygiene Top Tips: Convincing a Senior to Bathe

    A seniors refusal to shower or bathe is a common struggle between a caregiver and an elder. Experienced caregivers share their best tips and suggestions for persuading an aging loved one to take a shower or bath.

  • Bathing Assistance: Our First Encounter with a Home Health Aide

    My husband with Alzheimer's hasn't showered in six weeks. The excuses for his refusal to bathe have become legendary. I hired a home health care worker to help with hygiene- here's how it went.

  • Bathing Tips and Techniques for Dementia Caregivers

    A common concern for dementia caregivers is a decline in their care recipients’ personal hygiene or an outright refusal to bathe. Use these tips to better understand difficult dementia behaviors and help your loved one stay clean and comfortable.

  • What to Do When a Senior Refuses to Bathe and Change Their Clothes

    There are many reasons why a senior’s bathing habits and personal hygiene may decline as they age. Be proactive about finding the root of poor hygiene and remember that compromise is key to the solution.

  • Activities of Daily Living Defined

    The 6 activities of daily living (ADLs) are used as important measures for determining the level of care a senior requires and their eligibility for services and financial assistance.

  • Activities of Daily Living: Why This Measure Matters

    Activities of daily living an important measure used to determine the level of care a senior requires. A functional assessment of their ability to independently perform ADLs will help determine next steps.

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  • The Truth About “Old-People Smell”

    Many people believe that the odor that sometimes permeates seniors’ homes and elder care facilities is a result of poor hygiene, but it is actually a natural part of aging.

  • The 4 Most Challenging Caregiver Situations

    Caring for aging family members throws many challenges our way. Explore strategies for helping an aging loved one with toileting, bathing, dining out, and navigating public outings as they become part of your regular care routine.

  • Caring for A Senior With Alzheimer's At Home

    When caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease, each day brings unique challenges, changing abilities and new patterns of behavior. Incorporate these tips and strategies into your daily routine to facilitate caring for your loved one at home.

  • What Is the Best Height for Bathroom Grab Bars?

    Grab bars can provide seniors with added stability and increased safety while toileting and bathing. Ideally, these supports should be placed at a height that feels most comfortable and secure for the person using them.

  • Bathing & Hygiene Top Tips: Recommended Products and Bathing Aids

    The forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ recommendations for products that can simplify the process of helping a senior bathe.

  • Bathing & Hygiene Top Tips: Promoting Comfort and Cooperation

    The forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ suggestions for helping a senior feel secure and relaxed while helping them bathe.

  • What can be done for an elder who has difficulty getting in and out of the tub?

    Bath chairs and grab bars can help your elderly loved one bathe independently.

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  • Patient Lifts Help Caregivers Transfer Seniors Safely

    Family caregivers often struggle to reposition and transfer seniors with limited mobility, risking their own health and safety and that of their loved ones. Choosing the right Medicare-covered patient lift can help prevent falls and back injuries.

  • Winter Top Tips: How to Keep Seniors Happy, Healthy and Warm

    The forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ suggestions for keeping a loved one cozy, content and clean in spite of cold winter weather.

  • How to Care for Someone Who Has Alzheimer's Disease

    Information and advice for coping with some of the most common challenges faced by family caring for an aging loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.

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