Recommendations for Properly Cleaning Your Bathing Area

A clean bathing area is a safe bathing area. Long-term care facilities know the importance of a clean facility and the dangers that micro-organisms can pose to residents. Since the bathing area is a shared environment where bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens can...

Tips for Bathing People with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

At some point in your career as a caregiver in a long-term care facility, you will need to care for someone who has Alzheimer’s or dementia. Caring for someone who may phase in and out of cognitive understanding is probably one of the hardest things you will do...

The Importance of Documenting Resident Bathing

If it has not been charted, it has not been done. This adage has been drilled into the minds of healthcare workers and for good reason. So much of a healthcare facility’s reimbursement for services provided is directly linked to what is charted in the patient record....

The Effects of Hydrotherapy on Hypertension

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a serious medical condition that can lead to kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and other complications. If left untreated, hypertension can eventually lead to death. The elderly are at greater risk from...

The Benefits of Whirlpool Bathing

It is well-known that water is centric to all forms of bathing. Not only is water essential for effective hygiene, but it is also therapeutic when experienced in a whirlpool bath (a form of hydrotherapy). When immersed in water, weight on skeletal joints and related...