Depending on the needs of the occupant, a certain level of personal care, such as bathing and toileting, may be available.
It is crucial that parents and children use excellent hand-washing technique after toileting and diaper changes to prevent further spread of rotavirus diarrhea throughout the family.
For example, difficulties can develop in mastering basic functional skills (such as talking, walking, or toileting), in learning academic skills and concepts, or in making social and vocational adjustments.
Children should not share foods, utensils, beverages, etc. Hand washing after toileting or diaper changes should be undertaken with extra care to avoid spreading the infection to others.
School-age children and adolescents may hesitate to drink or eat a normal diet because toileting is uncomfortable or performed without privacy.