Bathing, grooming, and using the toilet, among other personal care routines are activities that are part of our daily lives and something that we do not usually think about.
However, for our elderly loved ones, these tasks can be difficult and can even be a cause of distress due to the limitations that come with aging. For one, moving around may now be laborious, and choosing what to wear is a headache-inducing task.
Getting professional help, specifically a personal care service, can make a huge difference in this situation. As a provider of home care services in Pasadena, California at Hastings Homecare Corp., this is something that we encourage our patients and now you to do.
Here are the top reasons why you should hire a personal care services provider for your senior loved one:
- Protection from infections
Disease-carrying germs, viruses, and bacteria can lodge in our senior loved ones’ skin and cause infections when their hygiene is compromised. A personal care provider can ensure they can take baths and wash up regularly.
- Safety from fall incidents
Bathrooms can be dangerous for our senior loved ones. A personal care provider can assist them as they use the bathroom at the start, end, and throughout the rest of the day.
- Increased confidence
When our senior loved ones feel fresh and clean, they can have the confidence to meet and engage with more people outside their registered nurse and the rest of their care team without worry.