If you can only shower with assistance, maybe on the in-between days, you should try sponge bathing, as long as you're not too limited by your mobility...fill up the bathroom sink with warm water and use soap on a washcloth and wash up that way. Wear deodorants/anti-perspirant. Make sure you wear breathable fibres (ie: cotton...not man-made fibres) that will help wick away any perspiration. A light spray of cologne would help too (just don't drench yourself in it). You could always tuck a small deodorant and cologne spray in your bag/back pack to have when you're feeling a little sweaty when you're out and about.
Hands and face is not enough. There are specific areas o the body that really produce odor. Be sure to wash these parts daily: Face, armpits, back, chest, crotch, feet, the area behind the knees, the area opposite the elbows, and the neck.
These are the target parts when nurses/caretakers do spongebaths in immobile patients. =)
You should talk with her about your bathing schedules.
2 showers a week is a bit lacking. and make sure that the wheelchair receives regular cleaning too. =)
They should. Basically every joint is prone to producing more sweat than other body parts. =)
Two showers a week really isn't enough. You should take at least one shower a day, if not two.
2 showers in a week? I think you need to take a shower daily, I mean once e day :-)
I dont remember nurses washing behind my knees when sponge bathing me
I get my hands and face washed any day that I dont have shower
I only have 2 because my mum showers me cause I am disabled
Do you take showers/baths often and use antiperspirants?
I wear deodran every day and have 2 showers a week