Bathing and Dressing
Arthritis and joint stiffness is a common issue with the elderly and the chronically ill. It can be difficult to brush ones hair or teeth as well as buttons or zippers on clothing. A Spectrum of Care can assist people to do these things in safe and comfortable setting.
When assisting in the bathroom for bathing or showering and dressing, we continue to be discrete and are safety conscious. Many clients express how good they feel after bathing or showering. They feel energized and renewed. Our caregivers will help with the bathing experience from head to toe in a safe and respectful way.
The finishing touch is to assist with regular dressing, making certain the consumer is dressed appropriately for the season and weather. We are also able to put on Teds stockings or compression stocking as well as ace bandages to keep leg and ankle swelling down thus helping to prevent blood clots from forming. In doing so we are able to look at toes and feet to see if there are any issues to be taken care of there. Lastly, we will place safe footwear either slippers or shoes.