Bathing is an essential daily activity that plays a crucial role in the well-being and hygiene of seniors. Providing proper bathing support is essential to ensure their safety, comfort, and dignity.
As your trusted home care in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, providing daily support is expected.
With our ADL assistance, we assist seniors with bathing at home – promoting a positive bathing experience while maintaining their independence. Let’s see how our team does it.
Right at the beginning, the atmosphere can be set. Create a warm and safe bathing area by adjusting the room temperature, ensuring proper lighting, and removing potential hazards such as slippery rugs or clutter.
Respect the senior’s privacy by closing doors or drawing curtains. Use towels or robes strategically to cover sensitive areas while assisting with undressing or drying. A cautionary step – test the water temperature before the senior gets in. This ensures they are comfortable and not too hot or cold.
Utilizing bathing aids such as handheld showerheads, bath benches or chairs, and long-handled sponges to facilitate bathing can help minimize strain and discomfort. Maintain open communication throughout the bathing process, ensuring the senior feels heard and understood. Be patient and allow them sufficient time to complete tasks at their own pace.
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