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Personal Care That Worked for Me and Maybe will work for you
quote:Originally posted by Valerie1:tlucas,You may want to start with baby steps making it a routine for you to assist with bathing mom. Maybe start each visit with something like a "girl's day" pampering. I won my mom over with making it a pampering day. It grew on her for a while before she moved into the stage where she doesn't want any part of bathing...but at least she got used to me being there for the process. Now it is just "let's go, it's time to be clean". I still do the things that she loved to begin with like putting the towels in the dryer so they are nice and warm for wrapping in after the shower. Everyone should have that kind of pampering!Make sure you get rid of any inhibitions you may have before you start because your mom will pick up on your discomfort of the process and it may make it more difficult all the way around. You can do it.
quote:Originally posted by Grammakat:My Mom is in the last stages, can't walk, talk or stand and as I read the way you care for your Mom, I smiled, because using your love, kindness and thoughtfulness still works!