Home Care For The Elderly Can Offer You Assistance With Bathing & Grooming In Holland, MI
Find out how home care for the elderly in Holland, MI can help you look and feel your best
There are many reasons you may need the help that daily living assistance provides. Some of the most common are injuries, illness, chronic pain, and mobility challenges. These issues can inhibit many areas of life, but one area stands out for its specific challenges: bathing and grooming.
A high percentage of senior falls occur in bathrooms. As a result, many seniors who have an increased risk of falling due to an injury, pain, or mobility limitation simply avoid the bathroom as much as possible. Instead of regular showering and bathing, they do a cursory clean. The problem is that by limiting the frequency of in-depth bathing and grooming, seniors increase the risk of dermatitis, senile purpura, dry itchy skin, and infection. By limiting proper grooming, senior increase the risk of illness as well as lowering their self-esteem, socialization, and overall quality of life.
Comfort Keepers bathing and grooming support can help keep seniors looking and feeling their best through safe, regular care. Comfort Keepers’ home care for the elderly provides highly trained support with common bathing and grooming techniques since bathing somebody else is quite different from cleaning yourself. Our caregivers are also knowledgeable about senior skin care and hygiene needs since elder skin, hair, nails, etc have different requirements than they did in younger years. Caregivers can demonstrate cleaning techniques to help protect the skin, recommend products designed for seniors, and provide physical and emotional support through the cleaning process.
In addition to bathing, Comfort Keepers’ home care for the elderly provides grooming supports including hair and nail care, shaving, oral hygiene support, and toileting and incontinence care. These supports help to increase your self-esteem while decreasing the risk of illness and discomfort.
For more information about senior bathing and grooming or to learn about the many ways Comfort Keepers home care for the elderly can maximize your freedom, independence, and safety, contact a care coordinator today.