Institute for Public Health Practice at the University of Iowa

Bathing Dementia Residents

This course offers CPH — Free
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Time to Start

3-5 minutes


1.00 hour


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The goal of this course is for nursing home staff to be able to use strategies and techniques to make bathing enjoyable for residents with dementia.

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What You'll Learn

  • Describe the factors that contribute to aggressive behaviors during bathing for residents with dementia
  • Identify the components of the four strategies of how to improve the bathing experience of residents with dementia
  • Recognize when to stop bathing experience of residents with dementia
  • Apply the strategies of improving bathing experience to help residents with dementia feel safe, remain calm, and enjoy bathing

Competency Terms

Access to Clinical Care
Communication Skills
Written & Oral Communication

Related Occupations

Home Health Worker
Other Physician
Other Registered Nurse-Clinical Services
Physician Assistant
Registered Nurse - Unspecified

Related Job Tasks

Link clients to needed personal health services and ensure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
Deliver direct health services to clients