(Tip # 3)

Help Person Prepare For Help

Contributed By: Community Director Deirdre
Help Person Prepare For Help

When bathing or showering a fearful or resistant resident, we sit with them first to enjoy a favorite cup of tea or soda or treat, talk to them gently and ease them into the process. (We also warm the bedroom and bathroom, as most elderly hate to be cold.) Next, we let the resident know we are going to help them bathe so they can look great for the social event coming up in living room.

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