9 Ways to Reduce Seniors' Discomfort with Personal Care Services
When older adults can no longer dress, groom, or bathe without help, they often turn to personal care services.
In these cases, personal care can be a literal lifesaver. Personal care services prevent seniors from falling into self-neglect. They reduce the chance of life-threatening accidents, such as slips in the bathroom. And perhaps most importantly, they allow seniors to continue living at home, which is linked to improved physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being.
Despite the advantages of personal care, most seniors hesitate to hire these services. Usually, this is due to feelings of discomfort or embarrassment.
This is entirely understandable. After all, most of us would feel the same way about hiring someone to help them dress, bathe, and brush their teeth. But when seniors clearly need personal care, we need to address these concerns to make care services possible.