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Stage 6/7 - keeping Mom's hands clean at changing time.
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Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 6:11 AM
Joined: 1/14/2015
Posts: 40463

Originally posted by: Thimbelle

We just recently stumbled onto this solution, and I wanted to share it.

Mom has been (for a while now) getting her hands into her BM whenever she is changed. That little stinker is *fast*!!! Wink No matter how we tried to work with her, she would wind up with BM on at least one hand, if not both.

The aides at the NH were stumped; there was a lot of hand-washing going on every day with my Mom. They tried everything they could think of.

Then, one day when I was changing Mom while visiting at the NH, I grabbed an extra pair of gloves, and put them on *her hands*. My thinking was that it would at least make the clean up faster and easier.

Well, Mom was/is so fascinated by the gloves that it distracts her from getting into the BM.

The aides at the NH love it - and now they are using my idea with several other residents who like to "help" change their BM briefs.

Hope this helps someone else! Smiler
Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 6:11 AM
Originally posted by: Educating myself.

That was pretty smart.
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