How does a person who is wheelchair bound manage hygiene and bathing needs?

Occupational therapy adaptations

PRESTOSAN specialized washbasins, both fixed and pneumatic, are ergonomic. They are supplied without foot or lower furniture that prevents the frontal approach of the wheelchair. They are completed with gerontological faucets that allow people to reach them comfortably from the chair or those who cannot stretch their arms. PRESTOWASH toilets increase comfort with front opening for use as a bidet. In the shower, a support point is sometimes not enough and shower rails or seats are needed to make shower routines easier for the elderly or those with mobility problems.

Left hemiplegia rehabilitation

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Occupational Therapy Adaptations pdf

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Personal hygiene record

Amanda ambulates using a Pacer model walker with arm supports, trunk supports and hip positioner. Maximum assistance from a caregiver is required for all of her transfers and she does not demonstrate holding in autonomous sitting.

Due to Brianne’s significant retractions and structural osteoarticular abnormalities, she is difficult to dress and undress while in the TRAM.    However, by using the TRAM we avoid physical wear and tear on the caregivers during the procedure.

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For Emilio’s transfer, we use a third thigh strap from side to side, placed under the ischial tuberosities. It is necessary to provide security due to his lack of trunk control. Because of the direct skin contact, it is a personal strap that is maintained and disinfected regularly, for Emilio’s exclusive use.

Through the TRAM, Emilio receives quality care for his hygiene needs and we provide him with the use of the toilet for greater personal dignity. In addition, it offers maximum safety in transfers in such a compromised case, both for him and for the caregivers.

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