One of the most difficult realities for our clients and their families to face is personal hygiene. Basic hygiene is frequently an issue for older adults. And as they age, it can intrude on daily quality of life. Caring for an ailing family member’s hygiene can cause stress, awkwardness and embarrassment for both our clients and their families. Our clients are ashamed and uncomfortable about needing their spouse or child to help with hygiene. With one of our trained caregivers, they tend to feel much more comfortable. By relying on a caregiver to take over some of the daily personal hygiene responsibilities, families are free to enjoy quality time with their loved one … and worry less. Some of the ways our caregivers help with personal hygiene include:
Another important benefit to having a trained caregiver assisting with personal hygiene is that we can notice potential problems or first warning signs of any developing conditions with your loved one. This is a frequent concern for families, as these symptoms may tend to go unnoticed by untrained eyes.