We need to maintain healthy hygiene and become more aware of it as we age.
An aging person may become irritable and stressed when they can not do many of their usual activities, especially if they need to go to the bathroom. And worse, this could even lead to anger issues or depression.
These concerns are why there is a Home Care Service Provider in Hawaii and caregivers to observe and promote the hygiene of elderly patients. They should lead seniors to cleanliness to prevent illnesses and infections.
There can be noticeable signs of poor hygiene in the elderly. Wearing dirty clothes and having bad breath, dirty long nails, and body odor is the most common notion of poor hygiene. When bathing, home care services providers might find lumps, boils, or wounds in the patient’s body. While brushing teeth, caregivers may notice sores in the senior’s gums or tongue. They might also have dandruff and tangled hair. These findings will provide early information about the patient’s state of health that will pave the way for treatment.
Remember that by keeping the elders hygienic, they will always feel comfortable, and we cancan lessen the situations above. And that is why Helping Hands Health Care is here to provide assistance and elder care while promoting independence and quality of life.