Personal In Home Care in Lake Forest, IL
As we age, we may lose the ability to perform basic personal care tasks that are essential for day to day living at home. For this reason, Comfort Keepers offers personal care services to senior citizens in the Lake Forest area. Personal care services are an important part of our in home care program because they ensure that seniors have the support and resources they need to live a healthy and safe life in the comfort of their own home. Here is a brief overview of each of our personal care services:
Bathing and Grooming
Although bathing and grooming sound like simple activities, they can be very difficult for older adults with physical and mental impairments. The caregivers at Comfort Keepers assist seniors with bathing, grooming, and other personal hygiene tasks so that they can stay fresh, clean, and confident when going out in public or spending time with loved ones.
Toileting and Incontinence Care
Aging can make toileting a real hassle. Seniors who have trouble caring for themselves in the restroom often experience feelings of embarrassment. Our caregivers understand this and make it a priority to support older adults with toileting and incontinence care in a way that maintains their dignity and self-esteem.
Transferring and Positioning
Improper transferring and positioning can lead to serious injuries. Our caregivers have the skills and knowledge necessary to properly lift older adults and transfer them from their bed to a chair or from a chair to the couch.
Mobility loss can make it tough for older adults to truly live life to the fullest. Thanks to the mobility assistance service at Comfort Keepers, older adults can easily get to wherever they need to maintain their livelihood. Equipment such as walking canes and electric scooters that is designed to support with mobility may be recommended as well.
Feeding and Diet Assistance
In order to remain healthy, seniors must stick to a nutritious, well-balanced diet. Sometimes, a loss of appetite or certain restrictions make this hard to achieve. Fortunately, a caregiver can help make meal time more enjoyable while ensuring that older adults are following their prescribed diet.
If you’re interested in learning more about in home care for your Lake Forest senior, contact Comfort Keepers today at (847) 215-8550. We’d be more than happy to discuss the specific needs of your older adult.