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Home Senior Care Services Help With Bathing & Grooming In San Diego, CA
Find out how home senior care services in San Diego, CA can help you maintain personal cleanliness and grooming habits.
Proper bathing & grooming can help seniors avoid numerous health issues, including varied form of dermatitis, senile purpura, dry skin, and skin growths. It can also help seniors feel good about themselves and increase their self-esteem and overall quality of life. If bathing & grooming has become difficult for your senior loved one, do not worry. Comfort Keepers’ at home senior care services can help.
Consider these thoughts about senior bathing & grooming:
Senior skin is not the same as it was in its younger years. A senior's skin is typically thinner and drier. The products used to clean skin are important as are the methods of cleansing to protect the skin from damage while not hurting the skin in the process. Less elastic skin also leads to more skin folds. It is important to clean between these folds completely and regularly to limit bacteria. The skin should be patted dry and not rubbed.
Senior falls are the leading cause of accident-related injury and death in seniors. Not only do most falls occur in the home, but most also occur in the kitchen and bathroom so seniors may avoid bathing out of fear of falling. Comfort Keepers caregivers can help seniors with mobility challenges and work with them on using transfer benches, shower chairs, and the process of bathing. Non-slip adhesives and the addition of grab bars near the toilet and in the shower can also help.
Grooming is an important part of the cleansing process. It includes such areas as
- Hair care
- Nail care
- Oral hygiene
Home senior care services can help you or your loved one to maximize your independence by assisting with these tasks and showing you how to modify the process. Caregivers will also work with occupational therapists to adapt tools and implement. When a senior can no longer perform a task on their own, caregivers will step in to ensure they are taken care of with compassion and dignity.
For more information on bathing & grooming or to learn more about the many ways Comfort Keepers’ home senior care services can help you or your loved one remain free and independent while safely residing in the comfort of their own home, contact a care coordinator today.