SILVERcare provides home care in Greenville, NC, Washington NC, and Kinston NC. Grooming is an important part of making sure that your loved one feels cared for. Here are 3 ways to help groom your elderly loved one.
1.Invest in a Shower Seat
Prolonged standing may not always be a possibility for our aging loved ones. Investing in a shower seat can help prevent falls and even give them some independence. If you need to provide extra assistance in grooming, a shower seat will also make it easier for you to help them get clean. Make sure you find a shower seat that will fit your bathtub, is durable, and that your elderly loved one feels comfortable in.
2. Invest in Cleaning Options Outside of Showers
Wipes come in many forms and are an easy way to get clean. For the face, you should buy gentle face wipes that have some moisturizer. This is a gentle method that will keep their delicate skin healthy. Another type of wipes you can buy are bath wipes. These are a great option because they conserve the energy when you can’t muster the strength to do a full bath or shower. They also are thicker and you can heat them up in the microwave so that they’re extra comfortable. You can also try shower caps! Shower caps are a great way to get hair clean without using up the time and energy that it takes to get in and out of a shower. Shampoo caps are a great and easy way to get hair clean. All you have to do is pop it in the microwave and it’s ready to go! You can also stretch your money by buying the shampoo solution and reusing the caps to cut costs.
3. Buy Moisturizing Products
As you age, your skin gets more and more delicate. You’ll need to start buying body washes and hair products that are a lot gentler than usual. Baby washes are good to have, or look for things that say sensitive skin and don’t have as much added scent. Don’t forget to moisturize afterward as well!
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SILVERcare is a locally owned, licensed home care agency which was established in 1993 in Greenville, NC, Washington NC, and Kinston NC. We provide in-home assistance and personal care services to the elderly, disabled and injured.
SILVERcare provides seniors the support they need to remain in their homes, living independently, for as long as possible. Our personal care services provide peace of mind to our clients and their families. If you’re ready to get started, contact us today!