Good hygiene is important for seniors. Properly-maintained hygiene can lead to increased self-esteem and quality of life. Consequently, poor, mismanaged or even forgotten hygiene can lead to infections, depression, or worse. Obviously, you want to do everything you can for your loved one. But, you can’t be there all the time to make sure that their personal care is taken care of. That’s where we can come in.
Assistance with Important, Basic Tasks
After years of independence and self-reliance, aging can be difficult for seniors. It can be disquieting to need someone else’s help to get dressed, take a bath, or perform simple grooming tasks. That’s why our trained professionals do everything they can to make sure that your loved ones feel comfortable. A positive attitude, combined with training and patience, can make all of the difference in the world.
Making the Complicated Simple
It can be easy to forget: being a senior is complex and challenging. Your body has, perhaps suddenly, stopped being able to do many of the things it was able to do with ease. Tasks like applying shampoo or even clipping your toenails can go from being simple chores to strenuous tasks. Our trained professionals can take care of all of these for your loved one. Moreover, they can do it in such a way that always puts your loved one’s health first. For example, shaving. You have to truly trust someone to let them shave a loved one. That said, should your loved one be unable to hold the blade steady, you want someone to be there who can help them every step of the way. We’re glad to come in and make sure this goes as it should. That way, your loved one not only gets shaved properly, but they look their very best, too. We provide quality care so that your loved ones can improve their quality of life.
A shower or a bath should be relaxing. Sitting or standing in the hot water seems like it should be able to comfort and calm an elderly person you love.
Unfortunately, too often the opposite is the case.
It can be a struggle to get into the tub or shower. They might find it challenging to turn the water on or off. Finding the right temperature of the water and then using soap or shampoo can be more challenging still.
It’s entirely possible that your loved one will do what they can to avoid these tasks just so they don’t have to deal with all of that.
At Caring Angels, we can help your loved one to not just take a shower or bath, but to be comfortable and safe as it happens. Like anyone else, when they’re clean, they’ll be happier and healthier.
Being There When You Can’t
We know that you want to be there for your loved one.
That said, we also know you have to work, you have your own life, and you can’t be there 24/7.
We can be there.