Caring for the Elderly – Showering and Bathing

By 13th November 2018February 1st, 2022Waterproof covers
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BUDDY® covers are an easy, gentle solution for keeping wound dressings dry in the shower and bath 

As carers, one of the responsibilities is to maintain the patient’s personal hygiene.  

“Keeping dressings dry on skin tears & foot/leg ulcers are a major problem when showering/bathing, to prevent infection and re-dressing.” “According to UK statistics skin tears are usually on arms and hands around 80%, and round 42.5% are on delicate elderly skin.” 

Although waterproof wound dressings are now available, many cautious people opt for additional protection.

BUDDY® Waterproof wound covers are a great way to ensure this protection during a shower or bath – and we believe buddy® covers are the best protection for wounds. They are:

Very soft and flexible

Have a non-restrictive 

Feel like a second skin


Re-usable up to 30 times with careful use


Made from latex free medical grade material

Gentle on delicate skin