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Senior Care: Maintaining Good Hygiene

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A lot of seniors struggle to keep track of their personal hygiene. Here at Lowenhill Home Care Services, we have compassionate and hardworking caregivers who are always ready to assist and ensure that your senior loved one’s personal hygiene is maintained, making them feel clean and fresh every day.

There are many things that our grooming and personal care services can cover. Our caregivers are well-trained individuals who are qualified to keep your senior loved one’s safe and well taken care of at all times. They can help and assist your loved ones when bathing, dressing comfortable clothes, and ensuring that they receive all the personal care that they require and prefer. Not only that, but our caregivers can also extend their care services by providing a 24-hour care plan for your loved ones. If you constantly worry about whom to take care of them especially at night when they need assistance about something, our caregivers are there to make sure that they are there for them. The non-medical services we offer are ideal for every senior who wishes to live their senior life independently. We guarantee you that our caregivers are passionate people who prioritize the needs of your loved ones in the comfort of their homes.

Give your loved ones the care they deserve as they choose to age independently in their homes. If you wish to have a more thorough discussion about the non-medical home care services that we can offer, do not hesitate to give us a call. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Taking Care of a Senior Loved One during the COVID-19 Crisis

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The risk of older adults contracting the coronavirus disease is higher, especially for those with preexisting medical conditions e.g., heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, and cancer.

During these difficult times, you might find yourself worrying about taking care of your older loved ones. Thus, Lowenhill Home Care Services would like to impart with you some things you need to know to keep your senior loved ones safe.

Stay Safe and Stay Well

As a caregiver, you should take all necessary precautions to avoid getting infected by the virus yourself. Follow these basic guidelines:

  1. Frequently wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds before and after providing care for your loved one
  2. Avoid crowded areas/ streets
  3. If you need to cough or sneeze, do so into the bend of your elbow – keep your hands away from your face
  4. Clean frequently touched surfaces around your home e.g., doorknobs, walkers, canes, and handrails

Physical Distancing, Not Social Isolation

Limit your in-person visits with your elderly loved one, but also keep in mind that social isolation can have a negative impact on a senior’s immunity and mental health. Help them stay connected by doing the following:

  1. Teach them how to video chat using their smartphones, computers, or tablets
  2. Encourage friends and other family members to stay in touch (telephone, e-mail) to help lift your senior’s spirits
  3. For seniors with hearing difficulties, install apps that can provide them useful captions