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Bathing & Grooming Assistance With Non Medical Home Care In Winchester, VA

Find out how our non medical home care in Winchester, VA can help you easily maintain a personal care routine.

Most American seniors want to age in place. This means that they want to spend their elder years in the comfort, convenience, and familiarity of their own home and not in an assisted living community or nursing home. Sadly, many seniors find that they are not as spry, strong, or keen as they used to be and worry that their pain or limited mobility may end up costing them their freedom. Thankfully, with non medical home care from Comfort Keepers, even physical, mental, or emotional limitations do not need to keep you from enjoying freedom and independence during your elder years.

One of the most intimidating aspects of growing older is the risk of falling. In fact, senior falls are the leading accident-related cause of injury and death for seniors over 65, and most of these falls occur in the home. More specifically, a great percentage of falls occur in the bathroom. In order to mediate their fall risk, many seniors try to stay clear of the shower or bathtub. Instead, seniors may towel off or perform basic cleaning. While this may make sense, limiting bathing brings about its own set of challenges and consequences.

When a personal care routine is not observed on a regular basis, the risk of skin conditions increases dramatically. Common conditions include several forms of dermatitis, dry and itchy skin, and senile purpura. A lack of proper bathing also increases the risk of infection, while a decrease in hygiene often leads to a loss of self-esteem, socialization, quality of life.

With Comfort Keepers’ non medical home care assistance, you do not need to avoid bathing to decrease fall risks or avoid the tub due to chronic pain or impaired mobility. Our caregivers are highly trained in bathing techniques and can provide the level of assistance you require. We can provide support getting in and out of the shower or tub, using transfer benches or shower chairs, and even provide full in-shower or in-bed bathing assistance.

In addition to proper bathing, Comfort Keepers’ non medical home care also provides assistance with personal grooming, such as hair and nail care, shaving, oral hygiene, and skin care. After all, senior skin needs more than just a good wash to keep it healthy.

For more information on senior bathing and grooming or to learn more about the many ways Comfort Keepers can help you to maximize your quality of life while safely aging in place, contact a care coordinator today.

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