I am looking for some tips or ideas. I am a professional caregiver to an
86-year-old female with dementia who suffered a stroke and right hip
fracture. She refuses to shower, do dental care or wash her hands. She
resides with her husband and daughter who have health issues as well.
When the patient is reminded to get cleaned up, her response is, "I
showered last night when everyone went to bed." She has not been
upstairs (where the shower is) since June 2010, due to the hip fracture
and partial replacement. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
J from Pennsylvania
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