- When helping with showers or bathing: look for signs of bedsores, rashes, discoloration,swelling or edema. These can be indications of other medical problems.
- Look for dehydration: Pinch the skin on the arm above the wrist. If it doesn’t bounce back, it is a sign of dehydration.
- Reflux: When eating, keep the person in an upright position. Slumping forward or reclining is bad for digestion. Small amounts of food at a time and thorough chewing is important. If they are burping a lot, complaining of heartburn, or have a constant dry cough, it could be a sign of reflux and should be discussed with the doctor
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