In Home Care Agencies Help With Senior Bathing And Grooming In Marietta, OH
Find out how in home care agencies can help Marietta, OH seniors with bathing, grooming, and personal hygiene
Aging in place refers to the practice of seniors growing old in their own homes. While this may not seem like such a novel idea, there were many years when seniors with progressive illnesses, cognitive disorders, and personal care needs would likely end up in an assisted living facility or nursing home. Thankfully, over the last several decades in home care agencies have become more wide-spread, available, and advanced in their services. Today, in home care agencies like Comfort Keepers even provide custom-tailored care plans to ensure seniors receive the specific care and assistance they need to safely reside in the comfort and convenience of their own home for as long as possible.
One of the greatest fears of seniors who age in place is getting hurt and being unable to call for help. This fear is not unwarranted as the number one cause of accident-related injury and death among seniors over the age of 65 is falling. To make matters worse, 75 percent of senior falls occur in the home and many of those occur in the bathroom where surfaces are often wet, and seniors are most vulnerable. This is one of the reasons Comfort Keepers offers specialized bathing and grooming support.
In addition to fall risks, seniors also need to think about their skin. Aged skin tends to be thinner and weaker which leads to easy bruising, scratching, and tearing. It also makes it harder for the skin to properly heal. Extra folds on skin also make it more difficult to properly clean skin, especially is seniors are skipping the bath or shower due to a fear of falling. Skin conditions such as exfoliative dermatitis, senile purpura, and stasis dermatitis are just some of the effects of improper bathing and skin care.
Comfort Keepers caregivers understand the sensitive nature of senior skin, the products that are best used to care for and clean the skin, and the proper process of bathing and grooming. They also understand the sensitive nature of personal care activities and provide all assistance with the utmost of privacy, respect, and dignity.
In addition to bathing support, grooming and hygiene assistance includes oral hygiene care, hair care, shaving, make-up application and removal, hand and foot care, and so forth. Not only can these supports help keep a senior healthy and prevent potential health problems, but they can help a senior feel great, too.
If your senior loved one requires bathing, grooming, or other personal care assistance to safely age in place, contact a coordinator from Comfort Keepers in home care agencies today. They will be able to answer all of your questions and even schedule a free in-home consultation.
At Comfort Keepers, we are proud to provide quality in home assisted living to seniors in:
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