8 tips for bathing a senior
- Wear water shoes.
- Gather soaps, cloths and towels before approaching the person.
- Use a shower seat.
- Avoid getting water on the person’s head or face.
- Dim lights that are too bright.
- Play relaxing music.
- Realize there’s no right or wrong time for a bath.
- Sponge baths work, too.
-- from the team of nurses in the department of geriatrics at Upstate
This article appears in the spring 2023 issue of Upstate Health magazine.