Simmons Healthcare Consulting, LLC - Social Service consulting, QIDP reviews, & Activities oversight
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner


Recent Posts

Indiana FSSA Division of Aging Issues Updates to e450B Process
'Why' I Originally Chose to Work in Long-Term Care
ISDH Publishes Update to Advance Directives Brochure
CMS QAPI Material Rollout for Nursing Homes
National Nursing Home Week - Team*Care - 10 Simple Ways to Work as a Team

Categories

Advance Directives
Bathing
Behavioral Symptoms
Care Conferences
Change
CMS
Communication
Community Resources
Customer Service
Dementia
Depression
Dignity
Discharge Planning
F151
F155
F329
Family
ISDH
LTC
MDS 3.0
Mental Health
Monthly Recap
OMPP
PAS / PASRR
QAPI
Recap
Resident Rights
Specialty Providers
Survey
Training
Veterans
Volunteers
Younger Residents
powered by

SHC Blog

Bathing and Behaviors

Those of us in long-term care know that bathing residents can be one of the most difficult aspects of the day.  Bathing cognitively-impaired residents is where we typically see the behavioral symptom of resisting care.  Unfortunately, these behavioral symptoms can then set a negative tone for the remainder of the day, not only with the resident, but also with the staff.  It doesn't have to be that way!  Do your newly-hired CNAs have the proper knowledge of why bathing time is so crucial and what interventions can be used to help it be successful?  Are your 'been-doing-this-forever' aides due for a refresher?  Even for the non-Dementia residents, there are numerous ways that the bathing routine can become more relaxing and less like an unwanted chore.  The following article has some interesting tips - "Dementia-friendly Bathing".  

Need assistance with training or simply an outside review of your system?  Contact SHC and we'll schedule a visit to help your facility continue improving Quality of Life services.

Connect with Simmons Healthcare Consulting, LLC



2 Comments to Bathing and Behaviors:

Comments RSS
www.rimonabantexcellence.com on Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:20 PM
Reply to comment


www.rimonabantexcellence.com on Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:20 PM
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment