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How do I get mom to bathe regularly?

I can't convince my mom to take either a bath or a shower!
Status: Open    Dec 04, 2014 - 10:51 AM


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Dec 21, 2014 - 11:49 AM

I would add that professional help in the form of a home health caregiver or nurse may be a positive next step, as they generally have the training and experience to encourage a resistant parent to bathe.



Feb 01, 2015 - 12:27 AM

If you happen to have a garden tub in your master bath, get in with her and smile alot and soothe her with your touch. Offer to let her wash her own privates. When it comes to bathing her back that is when you can bond because you can use a soft cloth and massage her while you talk or sing to her.

It is very possible she is afraid to get in the water alone. Also, have a radio with music she likes that is calming.
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