Personal Hygiene Assistance for Seniors in Eldersburg, MD and Surrounding Areas
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 in-home elder care services from Visiting Angels Eldersburg. We’ve helped many seniors throughout Eldersburg, Westminster, Baltimore, Ellicott City, Columbia, Randallstown and surrounding Maryland communities take care of their personal hygiene so they stay healthy, comfortable and independent.
How Do I Know My Loved One Needs Assistance with Personal Hygiene?
Before you talk to your loved one, it is important to make sure they need 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 get worse over time, personal hygiene assistance can be very beneficial for them.
Some of the signs that your parent needs personal care include an unkempt appearance, strong body odors or wearing the same clothes for days on end. These signs are 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 Our Elder Care Services Can Help Your Loved One
Our personal elder care services include more than just helping with hygiene. 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 experts than their adult children, considering that this is indeed intimate care that may cause discomfort and embarrassment.
Serving Eldersburg, Westminster, Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Randallstown and Surrounding Areas in Carroll and Howard Counties in Maryland
Visiting Angels ELDERSBURG, MARYLAND6505 Ridenour Way E #1B
Eldersburg, MD 21784