Category: aids for daily living

Bath Mitt

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DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To provide a means of independent bathing for people with arthritis, spinal cord injury, or neurological, fine motor, or grasping disabilities. This artice, part of a chapter entitled "Bathroom & Washing Up," describes how to make a bath mitt that secures to the user's hand with Velcro. Placing a bar of soap inside the mitt before fastening the Velcro enables the user to create a lather for bathing without having to grasp and manipulate a bar of soap and a washcloth. The article includes a full-size pattern, a materials list, and step-by-step illustrated instructions. MATERIALS: One terry cloth hand towel or dish towel, 14 x 24 inches, and one piece each of half-inch wide, 3-inch-long sew-on Velcro hook and loop fasteners. TOOLS: Needle and thread or sewing machine. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: Greenstein, D. TITLE: Bath Mitt. BOOK: Easy Things to Make to Make Things Easy: Simple Do-It-Yourself Home Modifications for Older People & Others with Physical Limitations. REF: Cambridge, Massachusetts: Brookline Books: p 12-14. PAGES (including cover) 4. 1997.


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