Affordable Elderly Care Plans for Local Seniors in Alexandria, VA
Compassionate elderly care in bathing & grooming
Comfort Keepers of Alexandria, VA, exists to help the cherished seniors of this great city age at home. Professional elderly care no longer means having to move out to an Assisted Living Facility or ALF. Reports confirm that older adults tend to be happier and healthier when they live in their own place. Although some may have to—or prefer to—move out of home, at least there are options today.
Our professional Comfort Keepers dedicate themselves to senior home help because they care. They're special people, equipped with exceptional caring skills and expert training.
There are different types of caregiver just as there are different types of care plans, namely:
- General care: can involve cooking, light housework, laundry, shopping, errands, etc
- Companionship care: involves regular company, joint activities, conversation, and more
- Personal care: includes bathing, grooming, eating, dressing, toileting, and so on
Give us a call at (855) 335-3155 to learn more!
Assessing Your Needs
When things become too much at home, the cause of the problem may not always be clear. You may feel like nothing is working. This is the time to get a professional assessment of your needs.
A lot of folks just become less able to do a certain task due to age. This could be as simple as opening a jam jar, washing the linen, or putting the garbage out as three examples.
With so many seniors living alone today—and grownup children living away—solitude can become a big problem. In these cases, companionship elderly care plans can fill those voids between family visits.
Mobility issues are also a growing concern as people live longer. Our Interactive Caregiving™ approach is a very popular way to help older adults become more mobile and agile around the home.
Senior Bathing Matters
One of the more sensitive areas of in home elderly care is washing and personal hygiene. Volunteer family caregivers do their best, yet sometimes it can be too awkward, too difficult, or too embarrassing.
Lifting, transferring and positioning a person is no easy feat. There can be many challenges for the untrained and inexperienced family caregiver. Even the simple task of washing needs special attention.
Missing areas under skin folds can result in sores and stubborn infection. The importance of all-over senior hygiene cannot be emphasized enough.
The Importance Of Senior Grooming
Good grooming makes a person feel better physically and emotionally, but that's not all. It supports hygiene too. Washing is not the only side of grooming. There's hair and nail care as well.
Proper grooming takes time and effort. Less able seniors often lose patience because of unsteady hands and immobility. They may worry about safety when using scissors, clippers, and hair dryers, etc. Keeping nails short, and making sure fungal infections don't grow between toes is important. Whatever a senior needs help with to live at home, Comfort Keepers of Alexandria, are here to help.
Contact us today for a free consultation of our elderly care solutions in and around Alexandria, Virginia