Showering with a wound or cast

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Showering with a wound or cast

Accidents happen and sadly as we age falls become more common place. I visited a 93 year old today to learn he had a fall and this resulted in 6 stitches in his head.

He was lucky to have not knocked himself out as the impact of his fall was sufficient to knock a double electric socket straight off the wall!

He had a injury to his arm and the district nurse came in to look at it. She applied a small dressing and then advised him to wrap cling film/shrink wrap  around it to keep it dry and then he could still shower. I thought this was a useful suggestion for small wounds but less practical for plaster casts. Wrist fractures are so common yet leave thousands a year disabled to an extent for 6 weeks.

Active Mobility stock a range of waterproof covers which will make sure that plaster cast comes out of the  bathroom as dry as it went in. They have waterproof covers for arms, hands and legs so have you covered!

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.
They 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 shows a waterproof leg cover  I do personally prefer these to other products available as they are able to be fitted independently, making them ideal for anyone living alone.

Link to homepage I endorse Active Mobility as I personally know the company and they offer amazing customer service, swift despatch and FREE UK delivery.


Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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