Bathing with wounds or casts

this image shows bath bubbles with 2 rubber ducks in them

Bathing with wounds or casts

Are you caring for a loved one who either has leg ulcers or has a broken arm or leg?  If so you know that they can’t bath easily but did you know there are many types of waterproof covers available so they can have a bath or shower.

Often hospital staff are too busy to tell you this and if there are posters available the shock of the accident may well mean you don’t notice them.

this image shows a limbo cast cover allowing bathing with a broken arm

These comfortable waterproof protectors are easy to use and have a self-sealing band allowing them to be submerged.
Simply slip over a cast or dressing on either the leg or arm to protect them whilst showering or bathing. The neoprene band has a wide area of contact and therefore does not pinch the skin or feel constrictive. The main body is made from a pliable waterproof PVC/nylon mesh, which is roomy and slip resistant.
It also contains an antimicrobial treatment providing protection against bacterial and fungal attack. The protectors are re-usable and will last, on average, eight weeks with normal use. Not suitable for use with open or undressed wounds. Latex free.

this image shows a limbo full leg cover

These comfortable waterproof cast and dressing protectors are easy to use and have a self-sealing band allowing them to be submerged.
Simply slip over a cast or dressing on either the leg or arm to protect them whilst showering or bathing. The neoprene band has a wide area of contact and therefore does not pinch the skin or feel constrictive. The main body is made from a pliable waterproof PVC/nylon mesh, which is roomy and slip resistant.
This Waterproof Cast and Dressing Protector  also contains an antimicrobial treatment protecting against bacterial and fungal attack. The protectors are re-usable and will last, on average, eight weeks with normal use. Not suitable for use with open or undressed wounds. Latex free.

Protectacast

Protectacast take this a little further with a range of waterproof covers that you can even swim with. Here is a short video showing the arm one. I wish I had had the applicator ring when my son broke his arm it would have made my life a lot easier as they are tricky to get on otherwise.

https://youtu.be/K_cy1_U1-40

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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