Senior Care Services Offer Bathing And Grooming Assistance In Pitman, NJ
Comfort Keepers offers bathing, grooming, and personal care assistance through our senior care services in Pitman, NJ
Most American seniors want to age in place. This means that they want to continue to live in their own home throughout their elder years. Sadly, many seniors face challenges with daily living tasks and personal care. This makes living at home safely quite difficult. Thanks to senior care services, however, more and more aging adults can age in place despite their physical, mental, or emotional challenges.
One of the most important areas of assistance provided by our senior care services is bathing and grooming. Not only do most falls occur in the bathroom, but proper bathing and grooming require more than a gentle spray of water. Despite these truths, many seniors have mobility challenges that place them at an increased risk of falling and/or have a lack of flexibility, strength, or ability to give themselves and in-depth cleanse. In these instances, an in-home caregiver can provide the support and assistance needed for safe bathing and maintaining skin integrity.
Proper bathing and grooming are not just important for seniors to look and feel good, either. Improper or infrequent bathing can lead to numerous skin condition including exfoliative dermatitis, senile purpura, and stasis dermatitis. Comfort Keepers in-home caregivers know how to care for senior skin which reduces the risk of scratching, bruising, and tearing. In addition to proper techniques, caregivers can also recommend cleansing products that are designed for senior skin.
In addition to bathing, grooming is also important for health and wellness. With Comfort Keepers, grooming support not only includes taking care of a senior's hands, hair, and feet, but caregivers also address toileting and incontinence care, oral hygiene, shaving, and so forth.
If your senior loved one loves the idea of aging in place but could use assistance with bathing, grooming, or other daily living activity, Comfort Keepers can help. For more information about bathing and grooming or to find out more about the many ways our senior care services can help your loved one maximize their independence, freedom, safety, and quality of life, contact a care coordinator today.