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Senior In Home Care For Bathing & Grooming Support In Cary, NC
Find out how Comfort Keepers can provide bathing and grooming support to your loved one in Cary, NC with our senior in home care
Most American seniors plan to age in place. This means that they want to remain in the comfort and convenience of their own home despite and challenges they may have in doing so. Sure, many daily living tasks may become harder as we age, but that does not mean that seniors need to move into a residential care facility or nursing home. In fact, given the senior in home care options available from Comfort Keepers, there is no reason elders should not be able to enjoy the familiarity of home surrounded by the things and people they love.
One of the greatest dangers for seniors aging in place is falling. Falls are the primary cause of accident-related injury and death in seniors over the age of 65. Seventy-five percent of these falls occur at home, and a high number of those falls occur in bathrooms. Simply put, older adults who deal with frailty, mobility challenges, or chronic pain face challenges getting on and off of the toilet, in and out of the tub, reaching and stretching for grooming products, etc. Worse, the bathroom is a place that is often wet and slippery. Sadly, many seniors simply limit their trips to the restroom, avoid baths and showers, and limit their grooming.
Avoiding proper bathing, washing, and grooming not only affects the way a senior feels about themselves, but it also impacts their comfort, safety, and overall quality of life. For example, seniors who avoid proper cleaning and grooming have a significantly higher risk of skin conditions such as exfoliative dermatitis, senile purpura, stasis dermatitis, and dry and itchy skin.
Comfort Keepers’ caregivers can help seniors with their bathing and grooming needs. From helping seniors with their physical bathing and grooming process to providing advice on cleansers and lotions, caregivers increase a senior's safety, security, and quality of life.
Many seniors are not even aware that the soaps, shampoos, and lotions that they have used for years are damaging their skin. Caregivers can help them choose products that are designed for the changes that have occurred to the skin through aging. Other senior in home care assistance that often accompanies bathing assistance includes toileting and incontinence care, oral hygiene support, shaving assistance, mobility help, and transferring and positioning.
Seniors who require personal care assistance, including bathing and grooming support, can still enjoy the benefits of living at home. For more information about the many ways Comfort Keepers senior in home care can help your loved one maximize the quality of their elder years while increasing their independence and safety, contact a senior home care coordinator today.
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