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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...

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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 as a...

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Person-Centered Care Makes the Difference

Over the years, healthcare providers have endeavored to change healthcare practices and develop new methodologies that benefit the person being cared for. Weiner & Ronch described this shift as an effort to make “long-term care less about care tasks and more about...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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Why Is Your Hair So Dry?

  Do you dream of having the luxurious, silky hair of a shampoo model instead of dry hair? Understanding the root cause of dry hair and taking action may be all you need to get the locks you long for. Common Causes Your hair can get dry because your scalp doesn’t...

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Urea creams in skin conditions: composition and outcomes

Abstract The use of urea as a healing agent goes back thousands of years. Urea was the first organic compound to be synthesised in a laboratory from inorganic materials, and urea preparations were used in the late 19th and early 20th century for the topical treatment...

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Urea-containing cream

Urea, also known as carbamide-containing cream, is used as a medication and applied to the skin to treat dryness and itching such as may occur in psoriasis, dermatitis, or ichthyosis. It may also be used to soften nails. In adults side effects are generally few. It...

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The Key to Great Skin

  There's one condition to blame for everything from zits to wrinkles, but most women don't even know they're suffering from it: an out-of-whack pH level. The fix: Determine your skin's status so you can even things out--and score a radiant complexion Yoga...

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Music therapy: Putting life’s pieces back together

Megan Godfrey, music therapist for the Good Samaritan Society, says music therapy is the use of music for a goal that is non-musical. She describes how her work helps people improve the quality of her clients' lives, despite health or age-related challenges.

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Whirlpool and Air Spa

  Bacteria and other harmful pathogens pose a serious risk to those being bathed in a health care setting.  These pathogens can come from the surfaces of improperly cleaned and disinfected bathing equipment or “cross-contamination,” and from the residents...

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