Bathing Dementia Residents

Category: Direct Care Professionals

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.

Intended Audience

Nursing assistants and nurses at nursing homes

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • 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

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals identified:

Domain 3: Communication Skills

  • 3A2. Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g, using age-appropriate materials, incorporating images)

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Kelly McGee

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

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Creation and/or update

November 4, 2014

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