Personal Elder Home Care Plans in Columbus
Compassionate elder home care in bathing & grooming
It wasn't so long ago when assisted living facilities looked after Columbus' less able seniors. Today it's all different. Aging in place with elder home care is now an option that's firmly on the table. Comfort Keepers of Columbus, OH, are experts in both general and personal home care for seniors. With our help, many of the city's older adults can now grow old at home, in peace, comfort, and safety. Volunteer family caregivers do a fantastic job around the US. Alas, most don't have the strength, experience, or knowledge for more intimate types of senior care.
The Benefits of Elder Home Care
Comfort Keepers is all about compassionate caregiving. Our highly trained and experienced caregivers are true professionals. They help local seniors to live happy and independent lives in the comfort of home.
Compassion is an essential quality for all forms of caregiving. It's especially important in areas of personal care like bathing and grooming routines. In these situations, the client must be at total ease with their chosen caregiver. It's why we make sure they're the perfect match for the care recipient.
The Challenges Of Bathing Seniors
The reasons why seniors may need help with bathing include some of the following:
- Mobility problems
- Recovering from a debilitating illness like stroke, as one example
- Dementia (forgetfulness is often an issue)
There are many reasons why a volunteer family caregiver may not be able to help. The care recipient might be too heavy, too reluctant, or too awkward. Embarrassment and inexperience are two more.
In cases where the demands are high, family carers can experience something called "caregiver burnout". That means they themselves can end up needing as much help as the one they care for. There's a growing demand for Comfort keepers respite care services for good reason.
Our Comfort Keepers don't suffer from the same issues as family carers. Proper training and experience makes a huge difference in effective elder home care. Professionals have the right temperament to handle situations that often frustrate the well-intentioned family carer.
Grooming Care Matters
Personal grooming is an easier and less demanding side to caregiving, but it still takes skill. Correct grooming makes the person feel fresh and alive. It also prevents infections and other health hazards.
There's a big difference between grooming oneself and grooming others. Here are four essential areas that need thorough senior grooming and proper hygiene routines:
- Clean clothing, especially underwear
- Oral hygiene
- Hair care: includes shaving, brushing and shampooing
- Trimming fingernails and toenails (usually twice a month)
Our wide-ranging elder home care services go well beyond bathing and grooming. To find out about these and other personal, and more general, caregiving solutions, please contact us. Call us today at (614) 699-6786 to arrange a free and confidential consultation in-home care for you or a loved one.
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