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Bathing and Personal Hygiene

For elderly living alone, bathing and showering can become perilous activities. Let VNA Private Care provide a helping hand.

Getting in and out of a bathtub or shower can be dangerous for seniors who are prone to falls by slipping. Some aging loved ones might stop from regular bathing from fear of falling. Although it’s true that seniors do not need to shower as much as younger adults, keeping up with routine personal hygiene is still important to living a healthy life.

Bathing and personal hygiene services

VNA Private Care’s home health aides can assist your loved one with bathing safely at home as well as maintaining their personal hygiene. This includes:

  •  Bathing and showering assistance
  • Oral care
  • Help with getting dressed
  • Toileting

Bathroom safety tips

Bathrooms are a high-risk area of a house for falls because they have hard floors are often wet or slippery. Below are some tops to make bathrooms a safer area:

  • Install grab bars in the shower and tub
  • Get a non-slip bath mat
  • Purchase a shower bench
  • Keep all bathing supplies easily accessible
  • Sit on side of the tub for getting in and out more easily
  • Use a hand held shower head
  • Utilize a toilet frame for more stability

If you would like to receive more information on VNA’s Private Care services, click here or call us toll-free at 1-866-705-6681.