Personal Hygiene Assistance for Seniors in Eldersburg, MD
The inability to maintain good personal hygiene is one of the very first signs your loved one may need professional in-home care. It is also one of the easiest changes in behavior to notice, especially if your parent used to be extremely aware of their appearance.
While seeing your loved one’s looks deteriorate and determining that they can no longer take proper personal care of themselves may be difficult to grasp, the good news is that this problem can easily be solved with the help of professional personal hygiene assistance from Visiting Angels Eldersburg. We’ve helped many seniors throughout Eldersburg, Westminster, Baltimore, Ellicott City, Columbia, Randallstown and surrounding communities in Howard and Carroll Counties take care of their personal hygiene so they stay healthy, comfortable and independent.
How Do I Know My Loved One in the Eldersburg Area Needs Personal Hygiene Assistance?
Before you talk to your loved one, it is important to make sure they need personal hygiene assistance. Sometimes seniors neglect their hygiene for a small period of time due to an illness or a major life event. However, if your loved one’s poor hygiene habits persist or only worsen over time, personal hygiene assistance can benefit them.
Some of the signs that your parent needs personal care include:
- An unkempt appearance
- Strong body odor
- Wearing the same clothes for days on end
- Newly developed skin conditions
These signs can be hard to miss, but if you are unable to visit your loved one often, you may ask other family members or close friends whether they have had a better insight into your loved one’s situation lately.
How Personal Hygiene Assistance from Visiting Angels Eldersburg Can Help Your Loved One
Our personal hygiene assistance includes more than just helping seniors take care of themselves. By helping your loved one bathe and dress/undress, we prevent various hygienic issues like odors, rashes or skin problems, as well as connected emotional distress. We also boost their confidence and self-esteem, which may improve their social life as well.
Our caregivers can assist your loved one with the following activities:
- Bathing and/or showering
- Dressing in the morning and undressing in the evening
- Putting on makeup
- Dental care
- Toileting and incontinence care
Some of these routines are safer when performed by professionals who are trained in how to assist seniors with personal matters. Plus, most seniors prefer to get help from professional caregivers than their adult children, considering that this is indeed intimate care that may cause discomfort and embarrassment.
Unlike other home care agencies in Carroll and Howard Counties, Visiting Angels Eldersburg provides personalized care plans for every senior in our care. That means we can provide personal hygiene assistance for your loved one on their terms so they don't need to compromise their independence or everyday routine. Our caregivers can help your loved one brush their teeth in the morning, bathe, put on their pajamas before getting ready for bed and so much more.
Get in touch with our Eldersburg, MD office at 410-549-8002 to learn more about our home care options and book your free in-home consultation. We are happy to be of help!
Serving Eldersburg, Westminster, Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Randallstown and Surrounding Areas in Carroll and Howard Counties in Maryland
Visiting Angels ELDERSBURG, MD6505 Ridenour Way E #1B
Eldersburg, MD 21784