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Hygiene Help For Seniors After A Hospital Stay

Personal care at home services can help seniors with daily activities after a hospital stay.
Personal care at home services can help seniors with daily activities after a hospital stay.

When your senior parent comes home from the hospital after a fall or surgery, they may need specialized care at home for several weeks or months while they recover. When seniors come home, they are often at the point in recovery where they need help with sitting, standing, and hygiene.

Personal care at home is the best way to help your senior parent with hygiene when they return home. The care providers that offer personal care at home have been trained in safe methods to help seniors with personal care.

They can also safely help your senior parent get in and out of bed without hurting themselves. If your senior parent needs a sling or other medical equipment to help them get out of bed or into bed a care provider that has training can safely operate that equipment. If a family member with no training tries to use a sling or other equipment, they could hurt themselves or your senior parent.

Some other ways that personal care at home can help seniors when they come home from a hospital stay are:



When your senior parent comes home from the hospital, they are probably not going to be able to shower safely by themselves anytime soon. They may need alternative types of bathing until they are able to get out of bed, too.

Care providers trained to help seniors in these circumstances know how to make sure that your senior parent is clean and comfortable. They can help your senior parent bathe in the shower or bed if they can’t get out. Seniors are often more comfortable having a trained caregiver help them than asking one of their children for help.


Washing Hair

Seniors also need to wash their hair. Often seniors who come home from the hospital haven’t had their washed time at all during the duration of their stay. Dry shampoo can help, but it doesn’t replace a real wash. Personal care at home providers who know how to wash a senior’s hair even if they can’t get out of bed can safely wash your mom or dad’s hair without making a mess.


Brushing Teeth

Daily hygiene tasks like washing the face and brushing the teeth are more than just hygiene. They also make seniors feel normal and help their recovery. With personal care at home services, seniors have the assistance they need to wash their face, brush their hair and teeth, and feel good about their appearance.


Getting Dressed

While your senior parent is recovering, they may need help getting dressed. But it is important for them to get dressed daily so they feel a sense of normalcy and purpose. Personal care at home services include helping your senior parent get dressed each day.


Getting To The Bathroom

Going to the bathroom is another task that seniors may need help with during their recovery. Trained caregivers can help seniors get to the bathroom and clean up after so that they have a lower risk of developing a UTI.



If you or an aging loved one are considering Personal Care at Home in Goodyear, AZ, please contact the caring staff at Blessings! for Seniors Companion Care today. Call (623) 594-0819

Blessings! for Seniors Companion Care is a top provider of home care services in Goodyear, Avondale, Buckeye, Glendale, Peoria, Litchfield Park, Sun City, Sun City West, Tolleson, Phoenix, Youngtown, Surprise, and surrounding areas.

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