I see there is another thread on here around this, but I'm trying to understand what happens in care homes when residents won't allow themselves to be washed? Our mother is still living at home, but me and my sister are having a lot of trouble coaxing her into the bath. A carer comes twice a day but they don't even try to get her to wash. She's incredibly stubborn and aggressive about it, but surely this is another Alzheimers symptom which the professionals must be trained to deal with? All the professionals we have met so far simply say " We can't force her", but don't seem to have any other strategies or suggestions. Apart from the anti-social aspects of this, this lack of hygiene predisposes her to UTIs. What are other people's experiences with professional help with this?