I help hubby to shower - don't have to wash him - as he sometimes can't work the controls. Plus I hand his showergel in to him and take it off him (and put it out of sight) as I discovered he was washing himself up to 3 times, having forgotten he'd done it!! If I don't hide it, he has come out of the shower to get it again!! I tell him he is rinsed but he continually argues, saying he doesn't 'feel' rinsed. It doesn't matter if I make him look at the clear water either, he's not convinced!! I… read more
I have to undress my father-in-law Mike, turn the shower on for him and have to wash him winkie and all!!! I then dry him put on nappy cream, his nappy and dress him!!! I just pretend its one of my grandchildren when they were young!! That's how I get through it. He doesn't like it one bit, but I am firm, and he has never argued with me! I also have to laugh sometimes!!!!
Thank you! I do have a blue bottle of shampoo. Seems to help some. I also took all my things out of the shower to avoid confusion. I have the blue bottle of shampoo and a green bottle of Irish Spring with a pump. It helped by narrowing down the options. 😊😊
We have a walk in shower. It helps so much. Mom doesn't like showers/water either.. If I ask her if she wants to stink..(she doesn't) She will go along with it, but not without complaint. I have a chair with a back to set in the shower. We start with her hair and then wash down. The shower head is the removable kind. That helps with the rinsing and it warms her up. She hates being cold even when I'm sweating from the steam. I found it's easier to get her good and cleaned if I do most of the scrubbing myself. I have her wash her feet and lower legs. Then her privates. I have to keep reminding her to wash her toes good. She says she is so cold.. Coldest she's ever been.. Then does this dramatic brrzzbrrzzz thing.. lol I can't help but tease her and say, I know I am going as quickly as I can. I'm blessed mom has a kind heart and sweet nature. That's not saying she does get cranky and sassy at times. Friday nights are shower nights. That way she's all fresh for the weekend.. Not that we do anything special with keeping her safe from COVID. Be safe with those slippery showers. ((HUGS)) to all the fellow caregivers doing the best we can.
I have the opposite issue. My husband can still shower himself, but he forgets to do it and he doesn't like it when I remind him.
I am so thankful that I do have help with his showers. He does pretty well most of the time. Just don't let any water get near his eyes. Then we have problems. When I don't have help I use large disposable wet cleaning moisturizing towels and washes every part if his body. We sometimes fight about it but have him think we are getting cleaned up o go out. It just depends on his mood and what his reality is at the time. I simple step into his reality. Be Blessed. Again, I am so thankful for the help.
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