Getting dressed is something that you do every day. It is likely that it is not even a task that you put a tremendous amount of thought into, especially if you are like most people and wear a fairly basic wardrobe when doing your daily activities such as caring for your aging parent.
For your senior, however, this task may not be as simple. Your parent might struggle with a cognitive functioning decline that keeps them from being able to select appropriate clothing. They may also have physical challenges and limitations that keep them from being able to get dressed safely, comfortably, and effectively. This can be frustrating and even lead to your parent not getting dressed during the day, which can have a negative impact on their mental and emotional health. Fortunately, elderly care can help.
Some of the ways that the personalized services of an elderly care provider can help your parent with the task of getting dressed each day include:
- Empowering them to make their own decisions and keep their mind active by helping them to choose their clothing.
- Using respectful, dignified methods of helping them unclothe themselves and then get dressed.
- Finding ways that your parent can still be involved in the dressing process, such as pulling up their own pants, using zippers, or closing a shirt.
- Utilizing tools that can help your parent with challenging tasks, such as a sock spreader to help them put on their socks without bending over or a zipper hook to make pulling up a zipper easier for a senior with reduced mobility in their hands.
- Helping them to feel attractive and confident by encouraging them to select accessories such as jewelry that will complement their clothing or by assisting them with grooming.
How Can Elder Care Help?
Elderly care can be a wonderful way to help your parent enjoy the highest quality of life they can throughout their later years. An elderly home care services provider and be with your parent on the schedule that is customized not only addressed to their needs but also to the level of care that you provide to them on a regular basis. This means that they have consistent access to care, support, and assistance that is personalized specifically to them, their individual needs, beliefs, opinions, and goals.
Through these highly personalized services, the elderly care provider can help your parent to maintain better health and well-being, keep their mind active, and encourage as much independence as possible. Not only will this help them to live a more fulfilling and beneficial lifestyle, but it will also help to ease your stress and allow you to focus on other elements of your life.