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Ways to Make Bathroom Time Easier for Your Senior Parent

Home Care in Monticello FL

 

As your parent gets older, it may become difficult for them to do many of the things they used to do with ease. Although they have a home care provider, they may still choose to handle some dailyHome-Care-in-Monticello-FL activities on their own. Activities like bathing and using the bathroom are very personal. Because of that, there are products that exist to help enable your loved one to continue to care for themselves. If they cannot care for themselves, these same products will help their home care provider care for them.

 

Shower

There are a variety of tools on the market today that are designed to make it easier for your senior parent to shower safely. A shower chair is one of them. Showers can be designed with a permanent shower chair built in, or a shower chair can be purchased and set in the shower. Shower chairs are great because your loved one won’t have to stand for a long period of time every time they shower.

 

If you’re worried about your parent being able to get in or out of the shower safely, consider having a hand rail installed. The hand rail is installed outside of the shower, but has a grip that extends 42 inches into the shower, enabling your parent to hold it while entering and exiting the shower.

 

Toilet

Sitting and standing from a toilet can be difficult for many seniors. The muscles in their legs may have weakened to the point that they require assistance. If they’d like to continue to use the bathroom in private, but need assistance, consider buying a toilet lift. A toilet lift is a unit that sits around the toilet and assists the user by gently lowering them to the toilet or gently helping them rise from the toilet. They are made compact, so they can fit in most bathrooms. A toilet lift can also be an asset to home care providers who care for people who must be present when the senior in their care uses the bathroom.

 

You can also consider a toilet seat raiser. This is platform that goes at the bottom of the toilet. It lifts the height of the toilet seat, making it easier for your loved one to sit or stand.

 

There are many wonderful items on the market today that will help your loved one feel independent and/or help your parent’s home care provider better care for your parent. Discuss these items with your mom or dad’s home care provider and ways of incorporating them into their daily care plan.

 

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Monticello, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today at 850-386-5552. Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida.

 

Brian Moran, RN, Marketing Director, Partner

Marketing Director, Partner at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care
Brian Moran, RN is both a Partner and Director of Marketing for Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. Brian has worked at the Bellevue Hospital in NYC, Tallahassee Community Hospital, Select Specialty Hospital and has over 12 years’ experience as a home health care nurse at American Home Patient. Since joining Hopewell In-Home Senior Care in 2008, Brian has used his knowledge of health care and local resources to help seniors in Tallahassee, FL navigate the medical resource maze. His goal is to assist seniors and their families by increasing awareness, affordability and quality of in-home caregiver services for those who wish to age in place.

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