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Daily Care: Bathing and Dressing

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ALZH106

Daily care skills are basic activities like bathing and dressing that people with Alzheimer’s’ have difficulty doing for themselves.

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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Utilize Tips for Dressing People with Alzheimer's
  • Understand Bathing Methods That are Effective for People with Alzheimer's
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Daily Care: Bathing and Dressing Info:

Daily care skills are basic activities like bathing and dressing that people with Alzheimer’s’ have difficulty doing for themselves.

This course describes the best ways to assist in these skills, while still giving the resident independence and choice. Daily care skills are basic activities like bathing and dressing that people with Alzheimer’s have difficulty doing for themselves. After completing this lesson, the student will be able to: Utilize tips for dressing people with Alzheimer's; Understand bathing methods that are effective for people with Alzheimer's.

Course Outline
  • 1. Daily Care skills: Maria’s story
  • 2. Dressing
  • a. Reduce choices, but always offer a choice
  • b. Allow extra time
  • c. Accept imperfections, but always assure they’re neat and attractive
  • d. Simplify clothing, choose fewer buttons and zippers
  • e. Double check, look for spills/accidents and re-dress
  • 3. Cleaning clothes
  • a. Get “sneaky” with cleaning
  • i. Buy two of a similar outfit
  • ii. Launder their favorite close while they’re asleep
  • 4. Dressing Quick Tips
  • a. Clients that remove clothes
  • i. Check weight of clothing, they may be too hot
  • ii. Try layering
  • iii. Check for comfort and fit
  • iv. Keep extra clothing handy
  • v. Use more activities
  • vi. Use hard-to-remove clothing
  • vii. Try offering new, attractive clothing
  • b. Clients that are combative or resistant to dressing
  • i. Talk continually while assisting with dressing
  • ii. Watch for body language changes; stop when agitated
  • iii. Try again later
  • iv. Get help; it may be a two person job
  • v. Never force the person to dress
  • vi. Helping people stay independent is your first goal; Second goal is to keep the person looking as nice as possible at all times
  • 5. Bathing
  • a. Simplify
  • i. Learn as much as possible about your client’s life-long bathing habits
  • ii. Sponge baths or partial baths at OK
  • b. Stick to patterns
  • i. Don’t force a night-time shower taker into a morning bath
  • ii. Adapt your reality to your client’s
  • c. Use your skills
  • i. Sing
  • ii. Use humor
  • iii. Distract
  • iv. Continually reassure
  • d. Be Prepared
  • i. Never leave a client alone in the shower or bath
  • ii. Gather everything you need before you start the shower or bath
  • e. Always stay
  • i. Shower/bath is the most common place for injury to occur
  • f. Safety
  • i. Check water temperature often
  • ii. Check shower/tub to make sure it’s not slippery often
  • iii. Use a shower mat outside the tub
  • iv. Make sure grab bars are securely mounted
  • v. Carry a phone in your pocket
  • vi. Make sure you have towels handy if you need to cover the person in the event of a fall
  • 6. Quick tips: Bathing
  • a. For someone who refuses/resists to bath
  • i. Have everything you need ready
  • ii. Gently walk with the person to the bathing area
  • iii. Set up rewards for bathing
  • iv. Re-approach later in the day
  • v. Make bathing as pleasant as possible; use scented shampoo and soaps; put on music
  • vi. Make bathing comfortable and safe
  • vii. Keep bath area warm
  • viii. Use distraction, humor and reassurance throughout
  • ix. Tell client what you’re going to do every step of the way
  • x. Uncover only the part of the body being washed
  • xi. Make sure you bath the client as close as possible to the same way they always have
  • Final measures: ask your supervisor about using a calming medication before a bath"


  • Instructor

    Sharon K. Brothers, MSW

    Sharon Brothers has been involved in education, writing, management and consulting for a wide range of care-related programs and services. She is currently CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) which encompasses the brands: aQuire Training Solutions, Medifecta, CarePro and EasyCEU. Sharon received her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia in 1980 and has since spent her professional career in the health care industry, developing and operating four assisted living communities for over 18 years. Sharon's leadership of the IPCed team is based on the concept of building a company that prepares the next generation to provide care to seniors, using the very best practices in e-learning and technology.

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