Bathing: Equipment, Techniques and Tips

This Fact Sheet accompanies the Bathing class in the Techniques for Everyday Tasks classroom.

Problems with bathing may be caused by:

Products that make the bathroom a safer and more accessible environment:

Physical aspects of bathing

Environmental aspects of bathing/grooming

Tips to increase or maintain cooperation with bathing/showering

Hygiene and bath wipes and No Rinse Shampoo:

Local pharmacy: if not in stock they will special order them at no extra cost.

www.drugstore.com go to the blank spot for the search and type in "no rinse shampoo" or "bathing", scroll to bottom for comfort washcloths and Shield perineal care wipes

Websites for Assistive Devices for Bathing

www.wingits.com for special hardware for installation of grab bars, etc
ecom1.sammonspreston.com go to "personal care"
www.independentliving.com look under "health care" and "household"
www.ableware.com go to "browse our catalog
www.caregiverproducts.com go to product catalog
www.dynamic-living.com look under directory
www.ncmedical.com go to functional solutions online catalog
www.walgreens.com look under "Home Medical" then "Bathroom Safety"
www.homedepot.com look under "Shop" then "Kitchen and Bath" then "Bath Safety"
www.sears.com look under "Catalogues" find "Health and Wellness" then "Bathroom Safety"
www.allegromedical.com go to Bathroom Assist and look under the various categories
www.betterhealthcareproducts.com go to Bath Safety
www.homemedicalstore.com go to Bathroom Safety
www.medsupplyco.com go to Home Care then to Bathroom Safety and look under the various categories
www.elderestore.com go to Bathroom Safety and look under various categories

Local Stores for Assistive Devices for Bathing

Home Depot and Lowe's

Eckerd's and Walgreen's

Products available may vary from store to store. Lowe's generally has store approved licensed and bonded contractors who can install the grab bars for you.

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College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida