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How often should seniors be given a bath if they're 85 years old?
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Depends on the ability and activity of the senior.He/she may well indicate when and how a bath is taken.
If in a nursing home the staff make the decision.There is no graded answer to the question.

In brief: Depends
Depends on the ability and activity of the senior.He/she may well indicate when and how a bath is taken.
If in a nursing home the staff make the decision.There is no graded answer to the question.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See below
Almost all nursing home patients should have full bathing twice a week to maintain good hygiene.
Sponge bath should be given daily. So, same rules apply to those who live in the community.

In brief: See below
Almost all nursing home patients should have full bathing twice a week to maintain good hygiene.
Sponge bath should be given daily. So, same rules apply to those who live in the community.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
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