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A sink bath, or basin bath, helps the person you're caring for to stay clean and fresh in between showers. It can be a good choice when your loved one is too tired for a shower or can't move around or walk much.
The person may want a sink bath every day or a few times a week. His or her hair may not need to be washed every time.
Gather your materials
To help give a sink bath, you will need:
Get ready for the bath
Helping with a sink bath
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerGayle E. Stauffer, RN - Registered Nurse
Current as ofOctober 6, 2017
Current as of:
October 6, 2017
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Gayle E. Stauffer, RN - Registered Nurse
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