Bathing & Grooming Assistance with a Qualified Home Health Aide in Columbia, MD
Seniors live independent lives with a home health aide
Home is where the heart is, and that's where most seniors in Columbia Maryland want to age. Thanks to the rise of the experienced home health aide, many seniors of this great city now have that choice.
An extra pair of hands is always welcome, but for the elderly who lose some or all of their mobility, it's a godsend. Comfort Keepers of Columbia, MD, specialize in senior at-home care.
The Role of a Senior Home Health Aide
The duties of a Comfort Keeper home helper are many and varied. They have skills, compassion, qualifications, and experiences they can adapt to meet client needs.
Here are a few of the main duties covered by a senior caregiver:
- Assistance in eating and special diet
- Medication reminders
- Giving medicine
- Change dressings
- Check client's pulse rate and temperature
- Help with walking aids and/or artificial limbs
- Bathing and grooming
For seniors living at home, the role of the home health aide is a serious one. They are able to identify things with the client that neither the care recipient nor their family would normally pick up on.
This may include subtle things like slight limping, minor cuts, bruising, and breathing irregularities. Trained caregivers can also notice changes that may occur in appetite. The caregiver then documents any differences to the norm and takes appropriate actions.
Senior Bathing and Grooming
There are occasions when some seniors need help from family members with bathing and grooming. Bathing—in particular—can be quite a challenge for both parties. Embarrassment, lack of strength, and inexperience can all add to the difficulty.
A home health aide—or any qualified senior caregiver—can offer help for those unable to cope. As strange as it may sound, care recipients are often less resistant with a third party than a member of their own family. Embarrassments aside, there's also a skill to bathing clients in comfort and in safety.
Our comfort Keepers never take full control of bathing or grooming in cases where the senior can partake. Giving the elder person a role makes them feel useful, more appreciative, and less hesitant.
Knowledge And Experience Matters
Planning is the key, especially with bathing. Having everything to hand ensures a smooth and trouble free experience. We also have a plethora of activities to fall back on, things that can contribute toward a more enjoyable, stress free time.
We understand the importance of protecting the senior's dignity and privacy. No matter how troublesome those early encounters may be, Comfort Keepers intuitively know how to cope.
The professional caregiver and home health aide always remains calm. They know they have to be composed and professional in their approach at all times. They're special people. We handpick them based on their occupational and educational qualifications. We also take natural compassion, experience, and interactive skills into consideration.
Contact us to find out more about how we can help you or an aging loved one live a dignified and independent life at home. You can call us any time during normal business hours. One of our trained care coordinators will set up a free and friendly consultation in-home care solutions.
You can reach us at (410) 870-7745. We look forward to your call.
Comfort Keepers of Columbia, MD is proud to provide services to the following communities:
Cantonsville, Columbia, Ellicott City, Frederick, Hagerstown