Personal Care in Sonora, CA, and the Surrounding Area
Learn how our care can help senior your loved one live at home
Is your independent loved one struggling to maintain hygiene and daily tasks? Our expert caregivers are here to help your relative with baths, grooming, and other activities difficult for elder people to do by themselves.
What is Personal Care?
Personal care is our daily routine care for your loved one. Whether it’s personal hygiene, getting around the house with ease, or simply grooming, our Comfort Keepers caregivers help your loved one with their needs. Depending on your independent elder’s care plan, we are available 24/7 or stand-by care.
Our well-trained caregivers are available to help your loved one with everyday tasks. For chores around the house, we organize closets and drawers, dust, clean dishes, and other light jobs. When it comes to meals, we can shop, prepare, and even eat lunch and dinner with your elder relative for companionship. If your loved one is bed-ridden, we have specialized caregivers to reposition them and other hands-on care. For our patients with dementia and other memory issues, our caregivers can be there to help your loved one find their way back.
Personal care also includes traveling to social gatherings, shopping trips, and other outings. These outings are vital for your elder’s social and emotional health. For your loved one’s physical health, we assist with walks in the park and other safe locations.
At Comfort Keepers, we create a plan that’s right for your independent loved one. We focus on physical activity and safety, emotional stimulation, and socialization. We help your loved one stay independent while getting the best at-home care in the Sonora area.
Plans can include:
Bathing and Hygiene
When your loved one is clean, they look and feel better. With our trained caregivers, they get the treatment they deserve while maintaining their dignity. If your loved one has difficultly moving around, we ensure their bathing is safe and thorough. Our other grooming tasks include:
- Showering and bathing
- Styling and brushing hair
- Makeup application
- Getting dressed, including shoes and accessories (belt, watch, jewelry, etc.)
- Brushing teeth or dentures
- Shaving with an electric razor
With something like bathing, consistency is important. Being able to bathe daily or near-daily is essential to staying healthy. When your loved one isn’t bathing properly, health issues can arise. Because senior bathing is a task that gets harder as the years pass, Comfort Keepers helps your senior with safe bathing and grooming.
Fall Prevention and Mobility Assistance
If your senior is having trouble with falling or maintaining balance, we are here to set up a safe environment. Bathrooms are particularly difficult for seniors to navigate through. With our suggestions, your senior can reduce the risk falling and injuring themselves. With our caregivers help, here are the perks of having at-home care:
- Less temptation to skip out on housekeeping tasks or personal hygiene, like getting to the bathroom to bathe or getting around the kitchen for dinner
- Companionship to help with chores not only makes tasks easier to complete, but also brings comfort just in having someone to talk to and socialize
- Less risk with trained help and a steady arm.
Transferring and Positioning
As we get to our golden age, our joints and muscles aren’t as limber as they used to be. That’s why our caregivers allow your senior to move freely through their home. Whether it’s getting out of bed, a car, a chair, or anything else, we are here to help prevent risks.
Toileting and Incontinence Care
When you have to go, you have to go. For your elder loved one, using the bathroom can be difficult without help. With compassion and discrete care, we help your family member use the restroom and clean them up after. Because our caregivers focus on building trust and relationship, daily hygiene can become less mortifying and more focused on staying healthy.
If your senior is too embarrassed or ashamed to ask for help, they can develop health issue. By asking for help in the bathroom, your elder can stay clean and avoid unnecessary embarrassment.
Senior Nutrition & Meal Prep
If your loved one has certain dietary needs, either prescribed by a doctor or nutritionist, we can help maintain a healthy balance of meal plans. Whether your elder needs assistance shopping, prepping, planning, and even cooking, our caregivers are here to help your loved one have exciting and healthy meals. Our caregivers are also available to provide companionship during meals.
Our caregivers ensure your elder loved has proper personal care and avoid unhealthy situations. Common situations include:
Different medications can have food restrictions or sensitivities associated with them, and physician-created nutrition plans typically account for these sensitivities. Timing of medication doses can be a critical part of a care plan. Timing can be a concern, especially if a senior is dealing with physical limitations or memory loss.
Dehydration can lead to a number of serious problems if left unchecked. It continues to be one of the most frequent causes of hospitalization among older adults. Eight 8-ounce glasses is generally considered the standard when it comes to proper daily intake, but more may be needed depending on prescribed medications or health conditions.
Proper nutrition can be an issue for seniors living alone. Moving around the kitchen and lifting pots and pans may be harder than it once was, and as a result, healthier home-cooked meals are challenging. Instead, those meals may be substituted with fast food, packaged food, or simply less calorie consumption. It's especially important for the elderly to consume enough calories and the right nutrients to avoid obesity, excessive weight loss, and dehydration. Our caregivers provide healthy and enjoyable meals for your elder relative. We can start a meal plan today.
Our home care services can also include:
- Medication reminders and management
- Assisting with errands or transportation to appointments
- Support for physician prescribed exercise programs
- Care for those with memory issues or cognitive impairments
- Change in condition monitoring
- Fall risk assessment and assistance with fall prevention
If your loved one could use more emotional stimulation and personal care, contact us today! A senior care coordinator would be happy to help your loved one in the Sonora, CA area.