The simple pleasure of a warm bath or shower is one that many seniors miss out on due to safety, mobility or health issues. This is an unfortunate reality because not only is bathing regularly an important part of good personal hygiene, it is also an important act of self-care and independence. Feeling fresh and clean allows seniors to engage with family and friends comfortably knowing that they are looking and feeling their best. This is why if bathing independently is no longer safe or preferable, enlisting the in-home support of a caregiver who offers bathing services is a good choice.
Comfort Keepers caregivers are here to help our senior clients bathe or shower in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. These services enhance clients’ mental as well as physical well-being and contribute to a higher quality of life. Bathing not only cleanses the skin but goes deeper to refresh the spirit. Learn More About Bathing And Showering Services For Seniors
Bathing and showering not only allow seniors to look and feel their best, but it also provides an opportunity for relaxation, stimulates circulation, promotes better sleep, eases aches and pains and can even help to reduce swelling and inflammation in joints and muscles. While most seniors don’t need to bathe every day, it is a familiar part of most adult’s personal care regimen that can be both enjoyable and comforting.
How often a senior should bathe depends on their lifestyle and medical condition. That being said, whether it is taking a bath, a shower or sponge bathing, bathing as little as twice a week can help seniors to avoid the breakdown of ageing skin and decreases the likelihood of developing an infection.
The bathroom can be a dangerous space for seniors because of the potentially wet and slippery surfaces and high bathtub ledges. In fact, 1 in every 3 seniors will experience a fall and, according to the National Institute on Aging, as many as 80% of those slips and falls happen in the bathroom. The high risk for injury associated with seniors and bathing means that the in-home support of a caregiver can be an important and prudent measure to have in place.
Bathing and showering services for seniors mean that a professional and compassionate caregiver will be there to help a senior avoid common bathroom dangers like:
For seniors with limited mobility or dexterity issues, the assistance of a caregiver can also ensure that sensitive areas of being cleaned effectively. This can go a long way in the prevention of infections or UTIs.
The in-home bathing and showering services for seniors offered by Comfort Keepers Peterborough can help seniors maintain their physical and emotional wellbeing, preserve their independence and dignity, and continue to make ageing in place safe and comfortable. To learn more about the personal care services offered by our team of professional and compassionate caregivers, contact us today by clicking the link below or calling (705) 243-4042. We’re always here to help. Contact Comfort Keepers Peterborough Today