How Compassionate Home Caregivers Go About Bathing and Grooming Seniors
At home caregivers of Madison, CT, provides exceptional help and support for the city's aging population
Comfort Keepers of Madison, CT, is part of an award winning care agency. We only employ highly competent, well-screened, caregivers. We understand the needs of our care recipients and their loved ones. It's why we adapt each of our plans to meet the exact needs of those we help. Our home caregivers are special people with the experience to handle all parts of care work. This includes the sensitive areas of bathing and grooming.
Aging at home is the wish of most seniors, and today it's more of an option than it ever used to be. That's great news considering over 70% of all seniors surveyed expressed a preference to grow old in the comfort of their own dwelling. Not every older person needs fulltime or even weekly in-home care and support, but there are plenty of others who do. And Comfort Keepers provides excellent solutions for Madison's aging population.
Home Caregivers And Bathing
Some seniors need help with bathing, so it's vital that they feel completely at ease with their caregiver. Our professional Comfort Keepers are highly trained in these sensitive areas of care. They know how to win the trust of their clients so they're completely at ease during bathing. Comfort Keepers of Madison also matches the right caregiver to the client. This is a vital point.
The reasons why an older person may need help with washing are many and varied. If they're not up to the task themselves, then a simple bath or shower can prove hazardous.
The most common reasons for our home caregivers to bathe seniors include:
- Mobility problems
- Recovering from a stroke or other illness
- Alzheimer’s disease (sometimes seniors may forget to wash)
Our skilled and empathetic caregivers have the experience to address the needs of each client on a case by case basis. They understand how the art of distraction can take the focus away from any embarrassment a care recipient may initially have. They also know the importance of water temperature, and how to cleanse sensitive skin and attend to delicate emotions. There's more to bathing seniors than people realize and we know exactly how to go about it in the right way.
The Importance Of Personal Grooming
Personal grooming is another essential area of quality senior care. There's more to it than brushing hair and trimming nails, though these things are important too. As well as knowing how to groom, caregivers must adhere to certain practices to provide the best possible service.
Some common practices for senior grooming include, but are not limited to:
- Wear disposable gloves to prevent the potential spread of germs or infection
- Home caregivers must always keep a ready supply of clean bath towels and washcloths
- Ensure the seniors preferred bathing supplies/brands are always to hand
- Toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, shaving supplies, etc., must never run out
- Forever keep one step ahead and always have a clean set of clothes to the ready
People take bathing & grooming in their stride when they're young and able. Alas, they can become impossible challenges for some seniors, especially the very old and frail. The good news is that Comfort Keepers can do for seniors what they can no longer do for themselves.
If you or someone close to you needs personal home care and support, please contact us. We'll be happy to arrange a free consultation for discuss our in-home care solutions and introduce you to our home caregivers. You can reach us at Comfort Keepers of Madison, CT. Call: (203) 493-7564.
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