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Carers UK Forum • Baths and Showers
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Baths and Showers

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:46 pm
by no1mum
Just thought I'd start a new thread with all the talk of carees being reluctant to take either regularly.

In some cases it isn't

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:10 pm
by Eun
In some cases it isn't a case of the caree not being willing - in our case the SW department only allow two showers per week for our 25 year old son.

Eun

In some cases it isn't

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:28 pm
by no1mum
In some cases it isn't a case of the caree not being willing - in our case the SW department only allow two showers per week for our 25 year old son.

Eun
I've read your earlier posts about that Eun. All discussions welcome.

SW told dad he was

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:28 pm
by poppett
SW told dad he was only entitled to have one shower a week on the day his bed linen was changed. The cunning fox retaliated by using either chocolate or lucozade on his pjs to look like soiling in order to access a daily shower! The SW don`t argue anymore, and he is in the shower every morning as part of his routine.

I can`t function without being in a bath or shower first thing, and will repeat the process before bed if the opportunity arises itself.......pure water baby me.

Mum had always "just been" with B or S was mentioned.

Interesting topic.

Take care
Meg

My Mum hasn't been in

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:43 pm
by Bluebird
My Mum hasn't been in a bath or shower since August 2008 as she has been bedbound since then. I have to wash her in the bed everyday. I haven't had a bath myself for about 20 years as I don't like having a bath, as for a shower, every day I can only have a wash standing in the bath and using the attatchment to the bath taps. I cannot leave Mum long enough for me to have a long soak in a shower.

My husband's health has deteriorated

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:48 pm
by Lizk
My husband's health has deteriorated quite substantially and the shower is now impossible because our shower is too small for him to fit a seat in and the bathroom is too small for me to help. We gave up trying to get in and out of a bath years ago. With a bit of building work, we could fit a new shower with more room but after years of ill health, our savings are completely gone. Is there anywhere offering grants to help with things like this?

LizK - don't your local

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:14 pm
by NanaNana
LizK - don't your local council offer grants for buildings and adaptations to your dwelling to cater for disabled residents? If you can't get hubby into shower or bathroom, they should offer a grant to you AND recommend contractors to do the building work for you, cos when they offer a grant, they also tend to insist on one of their contractors carrying out the work.
Ask your council for the department dealing with residential building adaptations for disabled resident's use. There's usually all sorts that they CAN do, I think it also depends on your income/financial position too. No harm in giving them a call is there?

Try SS as well, we

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:19 pm
by no1mum
Try SS as well, we had one fitted jointly funded by SS and the local council.

LizK, another thing you might

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:34 pm
by Sassy
LizK, another thing you might like to try is to run a Google for your county's carer's association... a lot of the time your local council can and do try to pass the buck and get you chasing your tail - but it seems that they can't do enough for you with a carer's association behind you.

Thanks everybody. I'll call the

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:17 pm
by Lizk
Thanks everybody. I'll call the council and see how I get on. I'll keep you posted.