Fighting a New Battle: A Bathing Care Standard for Caregivers of Male Military Veterans

Fighting a New Battle: A Bathing Care Standard for Caregivers of Male Military Veterans

Have you experienced or currently experiencing aggressive behaviors displayed during bathing in long term care facilities or in the home setting such as biting, hitting, pinching, cursing, throwing objects, or yelling?

Are you bathing elderly military veterans? If so, then this information is for you.

The mental health of elderly military male veterans with Delayed-Onset Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (DOPTSD) is a growing concern in long term care facilities and residential settings. By suppressing and camouflaging feelings, the reluctance to talk about military experiences, it is possible to have symptoms of PTSD 50 years after the war. This is known as DOPTSD.

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