A significant number of older adults have difficulty or need assistance with bathing. In one study of 626 community-dwelling older adults ages 73 years and over, 195 (31%) met the criteria for "bathing disability" (those "requiring assistance or having difficulty washing or drying the whole body").
Alternatives For The Older Adult provides geriatric care management services to Moline, IL 61265. A geriatric care manager helps organize an elderly loved one’s total care needs and connects them with resources that might be useful for their situation.
Sponge bathe as an alternative. Don't worry about the frequency of bathing. Sponge baths with a washcloth can be effective between showers. You may want to try non-rinse soap products, which can be used with warm towels and applied under the guise of providing a “massage." After-bath care.