In Home Care Services Can Assist With Bathing and Grooming in Enfield, CT and Surrounding Areas
Find out how Enfield, CT seniors can get assistance with bathing and personal hygiene through in home care services
Most seniors want to age in place but may require assistance with one or more daily living tasks and/or personal care. With Comfort Keepers in home care services, bathing and grooming are not a problem.
Americans tend to bathe every day. While this is fine for younger individuals it can be very hard on a senior's skin since their skin does not produce as many oils as it did when it was younger. While a full bath or shower may not be necessary, seniors should still wash their face, hands, underarms, and private areas daily. Seniors also tend to have more skin folds than they did when they were younger. It's important to clean between these folds even if it is a little more time-consuming.
Choosing a soap and shampoo is important so they do not dry out the skin. Caregivers may suggest a medicated or PH balanced product, but it may take a little experimentation to find the one that works best for your loved one.
When it is time for a shower or bath, care must be taken to avoid falls. Caregivers can suggest several assistive devices such as a shower chair or transfer bench as well as properly placed and installed grab bars.
Sometimes seniors may not be able to bathe or groom themselves. Comfort Keepers caregiver provide complete bathing and grooming care both in and out of the tub depending on a senior's condition. As with all of Comfort Keepers in home care services, these services are performed with the utmost focus on privacy, respect, and dignity.
Like bathing, grooming helps a senior look and feel better, but it also serves a more important purpose. Proper grooming can help seniors avoid illness. Grooming includes hair and nail care, foot and hand care, oral hygiene, shaving, and so forth. These services, as will all of Comfort Keepers supports, are completely customizable so they meet the specific needs of the senior.
If your senior loved one could use support with one or more areas of daily living assistance such as bathing and grooming, contact a care coordinator about Comfort Keepers in home care services today. They will be able to answer all your questions and even schedule a free in-home consultation.