Getting dressed is something most adults take for granted. It is something we do all of our lives. However, for an elderly adult or person living with physical or cognitive limitations, getting dressed can be a challenge. Whatsmore, because getting dressed is an intimate process, asking for the help of friends or family can feel uncomfortable. In this case, having the hands-on assistance of an in-home caregiver is practical and preferable.
Our compassionate and professional Comfort Keepers Peterborough staff are always willing to provide dressing services for seniors as part of their regular in-home care visits. Whether it is getting dressed in the morning or navigating layers or outerwear for cold weather, your Comfort Keepers caregiver is more than happy to help. Find Out More About Dressing Services For Seniors
Regardless of the reason, Comfort Keepers caregivers are happy to provide dressing services to our clients as needed. Our dressing services for seniors include support dressing for the day, after bathing, in preparation for an outing or special event, or simply dressing for the weather. Typically, this service is folded into a regularly scheduled in-home care or companionship visit alongside bathing, grooming or other home care services.
For some elderly adults, getting dressed independently is hard because of physical limitations. For example, many of our senior clients are affected by:
Comfort Keepers caregivers make getting dressed a more comfortable and safe experience for their senior clients.
When an elderly adult is living with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, routine and staying in touch with daily self-care practices are vitally important to overall health and wellness. A senior’s daily routine naturally includes getting dressed. Our caregivers are trained to support seniors living with cognitive conditions and approach every situation with care and compassion.
One aspect of maintaining a good quality of life as a senior is preserving a sense of personal identity and independence. How we dress is an integral part of who we are as people. Everyone has their own unique style and preferences and these are no less important for the elderly. In fact, looking good directly affects how our senior clients feel. Being able to dress in fresh, clean clothes that reflect personality and style is one way seniors can express themselves and show up with confidence in their daily lives.
Seniors need assistance dressing for a variety of reasons. Whether it is a physical limitation, an issue of cognitive or mental health or something else, Comfort Keepers caregivers are always ready to lend a hand. Helping our clients maintain a good quality of life and experience daily doses of joy is at the heart of all of our home care services and while we wouldn’t go as far as to say that “it’s the clothes that make the man” (or woman), we do know that when our clients face the day feeling confident about their appearance things look a little brighter. Contact us today to learn more about dressing services for seniors and our other in-home care services. We’re always happy to help! Contact Comfort Keepers Peterborough Today