How To Give a Bed Bath

Bathing keeps the skin healthy and can help prevent infections. It’s a good time to check the skin to look for sores or rashes. Bathing also helps your loved one feel fresh and clean. A person who can’t move well or who can’t move at all needs a bed bath. You may be caring for someone who has short-term trouble with self-care because he or she is recovering from an illness or surgery. Or you may be taking care of an older person who has memory problems. The person may not remember how to bathe. Or you could be caring for someone who has a long-term inability to move, such as a person who is paralyzed. This person will need much more of your care when bathing. In this short video, we’ll show you how to give a bed bath.