Hygiene Assistance for Seniors in South Phoenix, AZ and Nearby Areas
If your senior loved one is showing signs of having trouble maintaining their personal hygiene, you may want to consider hiring a professional home care provider. It may be challenging for your loved one to take care of themselves due to mobility and cognitive issues that come with age.
If your loved one needs help with bathing, grooming, or other aspects of personal hygiene, Visiting Angels South Phoenix is here to help. To help seniors in South Phoenix, Ahwatukee Foothills, Maricopa, Laveen, Waddell, Buckeye, and the surrounding areas of Arizona age in place with dignity and safety, we provide personal hygiene assistance as part of our home care services. Your loved one's privacy and autonomy will be respected when our caregivers help them with personal hygiene duties including bathing, grooming, and getting dressed.
Call 480-886-1165 to learn how Visiting Angels can help your loved one.
Benefits of Personal Hygiene Assistance for Seniors in South Phoenix and Surrounding Areas
Common signs that a senior needs personal hygiene assistance include:
- Wearing the same outfit for multiple days in a row
- Bad breath
- An unpleasant body odor
- Messy hair
It's important to pay attention to these signs as poor personal hygiene can negatively impact your loved one's health and well-being. For example, not bathing regularly and wearing the same outfit for multiple days in a row can cause skin issues, while hair can become matted if not care for properly. In addition, poor personal hygiene can hurt your loved one's self-confidence. They may feel too embarrassed to spend time with friends and family and start isolating themselves. But with personal hygiene assistance from Visiting Angels South Phoenix, you can have peace of mind knowing a compassionate and dedicated caregiver will help them look and feel their best.
What Does Personal Hygiene Assistance from Visiting Angels South Phoenix Include?
Here are a few ways caregivers from Visiting Angels South Phoenix can help your loved one take care of their personal hygiene:
Assistance with Bathing and Showering
Regular bathing is a vital element of self-care that has been shown to positively impact our physical health. It's also a terrific method for seniors to wind down at the end of the day. The act of taking a bath, however, can become more difficult as individuals age. Your loved one may have trouble getting in and out of a regular bathtub because of arthritis or joint discomfort. Slippery flooring can also greatly increase the potential for injury from a fall. If your loved one lives in the South Phoenix area and might need some help getting in and out of the shower or tub, personal hygiene assistance from Visiting Angels is here to help.
Many elderly adults have difficulty with routine tasks like brushing their hair because of the difficulties that come with advancing age. Your loved one's hair may get tangled and hard to manage if they don't take proper care of it. Regular brushing may also help prevent dandruff, which is common among the elderly.
Our personal hygiene assistance can help your loved one with daily grooming duties, including as combing their hair, so that they can get ready for the day and feel more confident. We'll show them how to do it right and keep them from hurting themselves. If your loved one's hair is becoming too long, we can also accompany them to the salon or barbershop of their choosing and remind them of their upcoming appointment.
Help with Getting Dressed
Maintaining proper personal hygiene includes wearing clean clothing. However, many older adults have trouble getting dressed as they get older. Wearing the same outfit for many days in a row increases the risk of an illness and might be humiliating for your loved one. Our caregivers can help your loved one with selecting clean, weather-appropriate clothing for the day. Our personal hygiene assistance can also include helping your loved one get dressed so they don't injure themselves.
Brushing twice a day is essential for protecting your teeth and gums. Brushing your teeth may help remove plaque and germs on the gums, both of which can lead to tooth decay. Brushing one's teeth becomes more of a challenge as we age since our hand dexterity declines. Don't let it stop your loved one from brushing and flossing every day. Caregivers from Visiting Angels South Phoenix can remind your loved one to brush and even assist them in doing so if they are having problems gripping a toothbrush due to a condition like Parkinson's disease.
Get Started with Personal Hygiene Assistance from Visiting Angels South Phoenix
Our in-home personal care services are confidential, convenient, and affordable for seniors in the South Phoenix area. Whether they live in a city or suburb, our caregivers can provide you and your loved one the same quality care.
To learn more about our personal hygiene assistance, please get in touch with our South Phoenix, AZ office today!
Serving South Phoenix, Ahwatukee Foothills, Maricopa, Laveen, Waddell and Buckeye
Visiting Angels SOUTH PHOENIX, AZ16815 S Desert Foothills Pkwy #123
Phoenix, AZ 85048