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Senior Care 101: Personal Care Guidelines

Senior Care 101: Personal Care Guidelines

Personal care is one of the most basic components of self-care. It is an individual’s basic responsibility to himself/herself. Personal care is essential to a person’s health and grooming. This helps safeguard a person from the threats of illnesses and diseases. Cleanliness should be given utmost importance, especially in home care.

Maintaining neatness doesn’t only protect a person from germs and viruses, but it also boosts their immune system at the same time. On top of these health benefits, good grooming instantly enhances a person’s confidence.

Due to its significance in the health of a person, personal care should be observed by every person of every age. Therefore, children, adults, and seniors should all practice personal care and hygiene at all times. This holds especially true when it comes to care senior services in Pennsylvania.

Unfortunately, some seniors struggle with personal care. What makes this even worse is that they refuse to get help from others. Despite their obvious need for assistance, they wouldn’t want to risk their privacy and dignity. As care providers, we acknowledge and understand their situation.

To offer quality care with dignity, a caregiver must be able to earn the trust of a senior, effectively deliver the needed care. Below is a list of more guidelines when assisting seniors with personal care.

  • Make sure that the bathroom floor is not slippery and wet.
  • Keep the senior relaxed.
  • Prepare a towel or clothing for cover-up.
  • Choose high-quality continence aids.
  • Let the senior be independent as much as possible.

The good news is Compassionate Hearts Home Care of PA offers in-home services in Yeadon, Pennsylvania to help ensure senior safety in performing personal care and other activities of daily living.

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