Personal Care Services in Jackson, TN, and the Surrounding Area
Learn more about the care services available to your loved one
Are daily activities and personal hygiene getting too difficult for your senior? For independent seniors, asking for help for these tasks could be difficult for them. Comfort Keepers is here to give your loved one the best at-home care in the Jackson area.
What is Personal Care?
Our personal care services include any chore or activities your elder relative needs to do on a daily basis. Whether they need help with bathing, grooming, traveling, or any other task, we can help them live their independent life.
Our specialty-trained caregivers provide your senior with the individual support they need throughout the day. From toiletry use, meal preparation, and transportation to more specialized tasks like cognitive impairment, our caregivers keep your loved one happy and healthy.
With our individualized plans, we give your loved one as much care as they need so they can keep their independent lifestyle. If you need a caregiver for a few hours a week or 24/7 care, we can accommodate the appropriate amount of care for your senior. We match your elder relative with our qualified caregivers for trustworthy compatibility.
Plans can include:
Bathing and Hygiene
Many elder people have difficulty fully washing. Health issues can result from improper daily hygiene. Our caregivers can reach the spots your loved one may have problems reach by themselves. After a bath, we are available to assist your elder with safe and relaxing personal grooming.
Bathing and hygiene include:
- Showering and bathing
- Styling and brushing hair
- Makeup application
- Getting dressed, including shoes and accessories (belt, watch, jewelry, etc.)
- Shaving with an electric razor
- Brushing teeth or dentures
When your senior looks and feels his or her best, their emotional and mental health improves.
Fall Prevention and Mobility Assistance
Without any precautions, your loved one has a high risk of falling and hurting themselves. With Comfort Keepers help, your senior can avoid unnecessary pain. Bathrooms have a plethora of fall risks. From slippery wet surfaces to trip hazards in the shower, it’s easy for seniors to fall.
Having Comfort Keepers helps ensure your elder can avoid serious injury in their home. Extra hands for mobility assistance can help provide the security your relative needs:
- Less risk with trained help and a steady arm
- 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
Transferring and Positioning
Getting around their home safely is important for seniors. Moving around their home without fall risks can improve their overall safety. Even getting out of their chairs and beds can be difficult without the proper help. Caregivers also ensure your elder is positioned for comfort health.
Toileting and Incontinence Care
It’s a sensitive subject for any adult to talk about their toiletry needs. Our caregivers give your elder the professionalism and respect they need during this subject. Discussing incontinence care with your parent may be embarrassing but many health risks can come from poor hygiene.
Care plans include daily toiletry care for independent seniors. Our caregivers goal is to build trust and respect with our clients. Having a trusting relationship allows your senior to feel comfortable in sensitive situations.
Senior Nutrition & Meal Prep
Staying mentally and physically healthy begins with a great diet. Because many seniors have limitations for what they eat, they might not be getting the accurate nutrition they need for their body. Due to different medications and health risks, your senior relative needs to eat the best fuel for their body. Common situations include:
Different medications can have food restrictions or sensitivities associated with them, and physician-created nutrition plans typically account for these sensitivities. The 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.
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.
Dehydration can lead to several serious problems if left unchecked. It continues to be one of the most frequent causes of hospitalization among older adults. Eight 8-ounce glasses are generally considered the standard when it comes to proper daily intake, but more may be needed depending on prescribed medications or health conditions.
Despite having many restrictions, your senior can still enjoy food. Our caregivers can prep and cook exciting meals for your loved one. We can also provide companionship during mealtime. Dinner time can be an enjoyable experience again.
Our uplifting personal care services can also include:
- Care for those with memory issues or cognitive impairments
- Medication reminders and management
- Change in condition monitoring
- Fall risk assessment and assistance with fall prevention
- Assisting with errands or transportation to appointments
- Support for physician-prescribed exercise programs
Contact Comfort Keepers Home Care in Jackson, TN to learn more about our senior care and personal care services. We will be happy to schedule your family a free care consultation!