Professional Hygiene Assistance

Professional hygiene services provide people with respectful, comfortable, and safe assistance. Personal grooming tasks can become challenging as a person ages or develops limited mobility, but a compassionate caregiver can make a world of difference. Our caregivers can help with bathing, toileting, dental care, and grooming while helping you or your loved one maintain dignity and autonomy.

Importance of Senior Hygiene Assistance

Personal grooming may seem like a routine part of daily living, but many individuals find it challenging as they age. Providing hygiene assistance to older adults and people with limited mobility is essential for the following reasons:

Health

Hygiene significantly affects a person’s overall health. Regular bathing, oral care, and toileting help prevent skin and urinary tract infections. Bathing or showering at least a few times a week protects the skin, and oral care keeps the gums and teeth healthy to prevent complications such as heart attacks, periodontal disease, and respiratory infections.

Mental Well-Being

Personal hygiene is essential for mental well-being and self-esteem. Elderly individuals’ self-esteem may decrease if they have unpleasant body odors or feel that they don’t look their best. This can potentially lead them to become isolated, avoiding friends, family, and social gatherings. Personal hygiene assistance can boost your loved one’s self-esteem, helping them feel their best inside and out.

Overcoming Unique Challenges

Elderly individuals and those with limited mobility face unique personal hygiene challenges. They may become dizzy or fatigued if they stand for too long, struggle to reach parts of their bodies, or risk falling if they attempt tasks independently. Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety can also decrease a person’s hygienic habits because they lower motivation.

Village Caregiving understands the challenges that elderly individuals face when it comes to hygiene. That’s why we offer exceptional caregiving services for any elderly individuals who may struggle with hygiene-related tasks such as bathing, shaving, or dental care. Our caregivers strive to help seniors access personal cleanliness with dignity and independence.

Village Caregiving’s Hygiene Assistance Services

Village Caregiving strives to provide seniors with prompt and reliable services to help them maintain a clean and healthy lifestyle. These services help maintain and improve hygiene, dignity, and overall physical comfort. Our caregivers are committed to providing quality care, and we help with grooming tasks such as the following:

Personal Grooming and Appearance Maintenance

The caring staff at Village Caregiving strive to help individuals look and feel their best. Personal grooming and appearance maintenance services typically include some or all of the following tasks based on each person’s needs:

  • Regular hand washing
  • Shaving
  • Hair washing and brushing
  • Hydrating skin with moisturizing lotion
  • Sunscreen and lip balm application

Oral Care

Our caregivers also understand how important oral care is, and we help people with the following tasks to help them maintain dental health:

  • Tooth and tongue brushing
  • Thorough flossing between the teeth
  • Helping individuals rinse with mouthwash
  • Look for signs of excessive salivation or dry mouth
  • Cleaning dentures

Assisted Bathing and Toileting for Safety and Comfort

Feeling safe and comfortable is essential for elderly individuals when they bathe or use the bathroom. The Village Caregiving staff approaches these sensitive tasks with respect and strives to help each of our clients feel comfortable during care.

Village Caregiving’s Approach to In-Home Support

At Village Caregiving, we adapt each hygiene service to the client’s needs. Our caregivers respect individual preferences to preserve each individual’s dignity, and we balance assistance with autonomy to provide clients with a level of control.  In addition to personal hygiene services, we offer light housekeeping and laundry so you or your loved one can enjoy a clean, cozy home.

Contact a Village Caregiving Location Near You

If you or an elderly loved one is struggling to maintain proper hygiene, Village Caregiving can help. We offer complete hygiene assistance services, including bathing, dressing, grooming, and light housekeeping. 

At Village Caregiving, we understand the importance of hygiene and how it can affect overall health and well-being. That’s why we can develop individualized hygiene services that meet our clients’ needs. Our caregivers tailor assistance based on each client’s preferences, abilities, and comfort levels, and we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact the location nearest you to learn more about our compassionate, dignified services. Our staff is more than happy to answer any questions you may have about this important aspect of care. We look forward to hearing from you!  

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