Hygiene, Grooming and Bathing Assistance for Seniors in Westerville, OH and Surrounding Areas
If your senior loved one is showing signs that they're having trouble taking care of their personal hygiene, it may be time to consider professional home care services. Age-related mobility and cognitive issues can make it difficult for elderly adults to take care of themselves, which can create health issues or exacerbate ongoing health issues.
Some signs that your loved one is having trouble maintaining their personal hygiene can include:
- An unpleasant body odor
- Bad breath
- Wearing the same outfit for multiple days in a row
- Messy hair
If your loved one needs help taking care of themselves, count on Visiting Angels of Westerville. Our quality home health care services include helping elderly adults in Westerville, Powell, Gahanna, Worthington, Columbus, New Albany and throughout Franklin and Delaware Counties in Ohio take care of themselves so they can continue to remain safe, healthy and comfortable as they enjoy their golden years in their own home. When helping your loved one bathe, groom themselves or get dressed, our professional caregivers will treat them with the respect and dignity they deserve.
How Can Personal Hygiene Assistance from Visiting Angels of Westerville Help My Loved One?
Personal hygiene assistance from Visiting Angels of Westerville can help seniors keep themselves clean and free of germs. By helping them maintain good hygiene habits, we can help prevent many illnesses and infections that can arise from poor hygiene and improve their quality of life.
Unlike other local home care agencies, we believe in providing personalized quality home health care services. That means instead of providing the exact same services for each client, we create custom-tailored care plans based on the individual care recipient's needs and schedule. When you count on Visiting Angels of Westerville, you'll have peace of mind knowing your loved one will receive the personal care they truly need that works with their schedule.
Here are some ways our quality home health care services can help your loved one take care of themselves:
Bathing and showering
Bathing is a critical component of maintaining one's health. It's also an excellent method for seniors to unwind and relax after a busy day. Bathing, on the other hand, might become increasingly difficult as individuals age. Getting into and out of a bathtub, for example, can be very uncomfortable if you have arthritis or other joint discomfort. Slippery surfaces can also increase the probability of a fall. If you find your loved one having trouble getting into and out of the tub, Visiting Angels of Westerville can assist them while they bathe or shower.
Another key part of personal hygiene is to wear clean clothing. Getting dressed becomes increasingly difficult for many seniors as they age. This might result in embarrassment if your loved one wears the same outfit for multiple days in a row. Furthermore, wearing dirty clothes might lead to skin infections. Our caregivers can assist your loved one by helping them in selecting an outfit that is clean, comfortable and appropriate for the weather. We can also help with getting dressed so they don't injure themselves or have any difficulties.
Brushing their teeth
Brushing your teeth twice a day is essential for maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. Brushing your teeth can also help eliminate plaque and germs from your gums, which can lead to tooth decay. Unfortunately, as people age, their hand dexterity declines and makes brushing more difficult than it used to be. That doesn't mean you should stop brushing your teeth! Visiting Angels of Westerville can remind your loved one to brush their teeth and assist them in brushing correctly if they have a condition that makes gripping a toothbrush difficult, such as Parkinson's.
Combing their hair
Many seniors discover that brushing their hair becomes more difficult as they become older. As a result, they may not always appear tidy and neat. Combing hair can also help prevent dandruff, which is common among seniors. Our caregivers can assist your loved one with combing their hair every morning before leaving the house. We'll show them how to do it properly and safely so they don't injure themselves. If your loved one's hair is getting too long, our caregivers can also take them to their favorite barbershop or salon for a haircut and remind them of their upcoming appointment.
If you'd like to learn how our quality home health care services can help your loved one take care of themselves, call our Westerville, OH office at 614-810-8791 to schedule a free in-home consultation.
Serving Westerville, Powell, Gahanna, Worthington, and throughout Northeast Franklin and Delaware Counties
Visiting Angels WESTERVILLE, OH100 Dorchester Square #101
Westerville, OH 43081