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Comfort Keepers provides award-winning in-home care for seniors and other adults in need of assistance with daily activities. Our highly trained and dedicated caregivers can help your loved one stay in their home for as long as safely possible—a dream come true for many elders.

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Victoria, BC provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Victoria: Victoria

How to Protect Senior Skin

Victoria Senior Health  |  May 10, 2018

Two sets of hands being held across a table | Protect Senior Skin | BLOG POST | Comfort Keepers Victoria

What Every Senior in Victoria, BC Needs to Know About Protecting Skin from Sun Damage

Protect Senior Skin | Everyone tends to be happier when summer approaches, including our older friends in long-term care. People can get outdoors again and take advantage of activities in warmer weather. Getting plenty of time outdoors has physical and emotional health benefits. However, the sun can be detrimental to skin, and even more so for aging skin. Therefore, older people must be protected from the UV rays of summer. Here are some recommendations for safeguarding skin in summer:

Protect Senior Skin: Be Gentle

People will generally sweat more in warmer months, which means that those in long-term care will need some assistance in keeping their skin fresh and clean. Fortunately, there are numerous brands of gentle cleansers especially created for sensitive skin. These types of cleansers are recommended when older skin becomes more fragile. Skin gets thinner because of less collagen and elastin during the aging process. When the skin becomes delicate, be cautious to prevent ripping by never scrubbing and always gently patting dry with soft towels.

Protect Senior Skin: Moisturize Every Day

We tend to remember moisturizing in the winter but often forget about it in summer. Keep in mind that air conditioning dries skin out as much as furnace heat so moisturizes skin every day.

Protect Senior Skin: Sunscreen Protection

Our aging adults in long-term care need sunscreen application when outside for more than a few minutes. Prevent sunburn, skin cancer, and other heat-related conditions during the summer. It’s more challenging for older skin to recover from the sun and heat.

Protect Senior Skin: Drink 6 to 8 Glasses of Water

Drinking adequate amounts of clean water helps to purify the body and skin of toxins that naturally occur in our daily environment. Those in long-term care who drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily tend to have noticeable improvements in skin tone.

Protect Senior Skin: Keep Out of the Heat

Aging adults in long-term care are best remaining inside to avoid the midday heat and sun. Hot afternoon sun can quickly cause harm to older skin and create a danger of heat sickness, too. If an older adult in long-term care wants to be outdoors in the summer heat, limit it to a brief amount of time.

Following these tips for aging adults will reduce dry skin, additional risk of skin cancer, and other conditions that might be easily prevented. Keeping youthful-looking skin helps our older friends feel better about the way they look, as well.

At Comfort Keepers® Victoria we feel that home is the best place to be.

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help with 24-hour care, senior care, companionship care, end-of-life care, post-surgery care, palliative care, personal care, senior living transition services, and much more! 

Comfort Keepers® Victoria Provides In-Home Elderly Care Services

Comfort Keepers® trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).

Comfort Keepers® Victoria In-Home Caregivers Can Help with Interactive Caregiving™

Our philosophy is to elevate the human spirit and our caregivers will be there every step of the way to ensure your loved one has a better quality of life. Personal and empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs. Learn more about our unique service which offers personal care, companionship care, palliative care, and end-of-life care by contacting the Comfort Keepers Victoria office.

Comfort Keepers® Victoria is proud to provide senior care and home care services to keep seniors safe in their homes.

If you are searching for home care near me, Comfort Keepers® Victoria can provide home care for the seniors of Victoria and the surrounding areas of Colwood, Saanich, Sidney, James Bay, and Oak Bay. Please call (778) 265-5999 and learn how your loved ones can receive compassionate, professional in-home care.

Comfort Keepers® Victoria has been accredited with Exemplary Standing with Accreditation Canada. Accreditation is an intensive process in which an organization’s processes, policies, and procedures are examined by industry experts against a set of quality standards. To achieve accredited status, Comfort Keepers offices met or exceeded the rigorous standards for Home Care companies, as defined by Accreditation Canada. 

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