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How Can We Pensioners Bathe?
We are old,how do we bathe?
We are 76 and 77 respectively.
We now find getting into(and out of) the bath very difficult,and possibly dangerous.
Please bear in mind we are both on a State Pension,so it needs to be cheap, or with assistence from (maybe) a charity.
Thank You,from a dirty couple! LOL
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I'm probably no expert on getting into baths.
Due to multiple plumbing problems in my house, which I simply can't afford to get fixed, I've not taken a bath or a shower for well over a decade. However I can assure you that people don't hold their noses when I appear!
A bowl of hot water, together with a bar of soap and a face flannel is all that I need for an all-over wash, which seems to work perfectly well for me. (Indeed, because I'm determined not to get a reputation for being stinky, I probably devote more time to washing my sweaty parts than I might in a shower or a bath anyway).
So, if you find yourself worrying about using a bath, you might want to consider my simple way around the problem. i.e. don't bother to use one at all. (I'm 70, btw).
Nosey, the strip wash is a great idea and will certainly keep you clean but if you do fancy a hot shower have you thought about your local swimming pool at a quiet time?
Mine charges seniors £3.50 but there is no rule that you must swim, although the disabled access in and out of the pool is fabulous.
Khandro - if the landlord agrees and they have the money or social services agree to fund it and the landlord agrees to that.
ozzy, I don't look forward to the day I can no longer get in and out of a bath safely. Not every pensioner qualifies for these 'freebies' and it very much depends on where you live and your council's priorities.