High-Quality Personal Home Care By Comfort Keepers Serving Jacksonville, FL
Keeping your loved one safe in the bathroom
A lot of seniors living in Jacksonville and nearby areas are aging in place. In other words, the place they call home. This is becoming the new norm thanks to our personal home care plans for older adults. As we age, we're not as agile or as mobile as we once were. This doesn't mean you have to move into a residential care facility, not anymore. Today you have the local support of Comfort Keepers!
There's no place quite like home. And there's no reason why less able, sound-minded seniors, shouldn't live in their own place. You can enjoy your independence surrounded by people and things you love with the help of a senior caregiver.
Give us a call at (904) 337-6039 to learn more!
Our Bathing Services
A high percentage of senior falls happen in bathrooms. Older adults who become frail or have mobility issues often stay clear of showers and baths. They opt for a quick wash instead, to prevent accidents.
Proper bathing and washing on a regular basis, though, requires an in-depth cleanse. It's not only about being clean and feeling fresh. It's also vital for senior skin integrity and general health.
Skin conditions, infections, and noncancerous growths can result from improper bathing:
- Exfoliative dermatitis
- Senile purpura
- Stasis dermatitis
Comfort Keepers serving Jacksonville, FL, can provide personal home care and bathing solutions for seniors. Washing others is different to cleaning oneself. We know how to address the former in a loving and expert way.
Understanding Older Skin
As we get older the skin gradually loses fat and becomes thinner. Compared to younger people, older skin is weaker. This is why cuts, scratches, and bruises take so long to heal on seniors.
The older a person is, the more they develop skin folds. It's important to clean between these folds, though it does make washing more arduous and time consuming.
Those intimate areas need equal attention too. Volunteer family carers and seniors often find bathing awkward at best, or embarrassing even. Combined, these things can result in improper washing.
Comfort Keepers of Jacksonville, FL, are able to break down these barriers. It's what we do—it's what we train for. We design our approach so that it relaxes clients.
Good Grooming Matters Too
Grooming practices are also a part of the broader picture. Like bathing, good grooming does more than just make a person feel great. It does feel good, and that's important too, but it's not all there is to it.
Grooming includes hair and nail care as well. We know how to take care of senior's hair, hands, and feet. We're also able to recognize or prevent potential health problems related to any of the above.
Bathing and grooming is one part of our wider at-home support for seniors. Others include:
- Toileting & incontinence care
- Bed baths for bedridden clients
- Oral hygiene care
- Mobility assistance
- Transferring and positioning
We also provide a wide range of general housekeeping services. We tailor these for seniors who could use an extra pair of hands in the home, typically with more domesticated type tasks.
Contact us if you or your loved ones need assistance at home with any of the things mentioned on this page. You can also get in touch to discuss our comprehensive personal home care programs.
Call us today at (904) 337-6039 to arrange a 100% free consultation to discuss our in-home care solutions.