I've given many a sponge bath and folks are happy to have them! People on vents or with chest tubes--- your shower will be here before you know it. Good ingenuity with the cane-- I'm really liking mine. I close drawers with it, gesture with it, even gave my husband a love tap with it the other day when he annoyed me. I just feel so much safer with it for now I see myself using it for a long time to come. I have lots less hip pain but it just feel foreign to me right now but-- not even 2 weeks out!