Good hygiene also means good health. Hygiene starts with ourselves. Personal hygiene is a must for everyone, especially to our sick loved ones. Sick people are not able to do proper hygiene which might lead to infections and later on complications. Assistance is required for ill people to make sure that hygiene is being practiced properly. Here are some tips that we can use to avoid infections and illnesses brought about by bad hygiene practices.
- Always practice proper handwashing.
Most illnesses and diseases are contracted because handwashing is not properly done. Wash your hands every before and after helping a loved one doing personal hygiene.
- Use alcohol or any disinfectants before and after touching your loved ones.
This is to make sure that we can prevent the transfer of bacteria which might cause more harm to other people’s health.
- Assist them in brushing their teeth, bathing, and in going to the washroom.
Our sick loved ones may not be able to do it all by themselves. That’s why sometimes they end up not doing it at all.
- Make sure that they are eating the right kind of food.
Build their strong resistance against sickness. Encourage them to practice eating a balanced diet, more fruits and avoid too much sugar and salt in their food.
- Keep them hydrated.
Hydration helps in keeping good skin turgor. Poor skin turgor is often the reason why they can easily acquire body sores and rashes.
- Keep the surroundings clean and dry.
Wet surroundings are susceptible to bacteria and viruses.
- Provide Health Education to everybody at home.
This will promote cooperation to the care plan created for our elder or sick loved ones.
Proper hygiene does not just mean one or two parts of the body and it doesn’t just mean physically. It focuses on the wellness of the body and mind. Our loved ones who need help and assistance also has to understand religiously the importance of hygiene to their health condition. Whether we admit it or not, sometimes we can no longer do all the assistance that our loved one needs. We cannot be with them 24/7. That is when you start crowdsourcing for the best home care solution that can cater your needs. Americare Home Solutions, a provider of non-medical home care in Dover, Delaware aims to help in restoring wellness without costing as much as hospitalization or institutionalized care.
We at Americare Home Solutions thrive to provide our clients with the comfort of their own home as they recover and get well. There’s nothing like being home as they say, so we will turn your home into a safe and therapeutic resting place. Our home care in Delaware is available any hour of the day and any day of the week for your convenience. We want to meet or exceed your expectations!