Hi Ralgh... I echo all that has already been posted. Universal precautions for your self, by washing hands. The rest is watching carefully seeing what she may need help with emotionally and physically as you well put it in your introduction. Just a normal shower routine should be sufficient unless and accident happens, Have maxipads avaiable that she may be to embarassed to ask for, due to any possible incontinence. Watch her unsteadyness when changing clothes, to prevent any accidental falls. Her state of mind, is it still okay to use the stove as far as turninging things off or coordination to not potentially burn herself. Is there any women hygien articles that she has used inthe pass? No don't go out and buy the whole store but have comfort items to maintain dignityas long as possible. Like myself I now wear posie pads at night due to amount of lasix and water I drink makes me have some close calls in the middle of the night. Like Marion said always wash your hands after assisting, best way to eliminate the passing of germs and infections. Hopfully her immune system does not get to an all low for sometime. Ralh, I think you have the idea pretty much under control. Dignity and the patient alway wanting to do for ones self will come into play and you'll have to just step in and help as time goes on. She will do just fine Ralp, I can feel it by your query already your ther for the duration and I commend you so. God Bless You Ralp!
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