Personal care and hygiene become more critical to maintaining good health and wellness as we age. Seniors may find it challenging to keep up with hygiene practices, but it’s essential for their overall well-being, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
At Regal Home Health Care, we believe that proper hygiene is vital to senior care. We’ve compiled some helpful tips to help seniors stay hygienic:
- Stay Clean
Seniors should bathe or shower regularly to keep their skin clean and prevent infection. A sponge or partial bath can also be done if a full bath or shower is not possible. Using warm water and mild soap will help to prevent dry skin.
- Oral Health
Maintaining good oral hygiene can prevent dental problems and improve overall health. Seniors should brush their teeth twice a day and floss once a day. If they wear dentures, they should be cleaned daily, and the mouth should be rinsed with an antiseptic mouthwash to kill germs.
- Nail Care
Keeping nails trimmed and clean is essential for good hygiene. Seniors should use nail clippers to trim nails and a brush to remove dirt and germs. Keeping nails short also reduces the risk of injury and infection.
As a trusted provider of assisted living in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, we understand that seniors require personalized care to maintain their independence and well-being. That’s why we strive to provide compassionate and personalized care services such as bathing, grooming, and dressing to help seniors with their daily activities.
Our caregivers are always available to provide support and assistance for home health in Pennsylvania. Contact us today to learn more about our senior care services and how we can assist your loved ones.