Choosing Personal Care Products

These personal care products are going to be designed for the elderly to use by themselves to make some simple tasks, such as bathing or dressing easier.

If you are caring for an elderly person in your home, one thing that is going to make your life a little better is choosing personal care products that will help make things easier. These personal care products are designed for the elderly to use by themselves to make some simple tasks, such as bathing or dressing, easier. Having these personal care products in your home can make caring for an elderly loved one less stressful. These products can also help boost the self-esteem of your loved one because they allow your loved one to feel independent, but also give your loved one a feeling of accomplishment and pride in being able to still take care of themselves to some degree.

One of the best personal care products that you can choose for your loved one to use are wipes. There are two different kinds of wipes that you are going to want to have on hand for your loved one. The first type of wipe is a flushable wipe that they can use when going to the bathroom. The flushable wipes make it easier to keep themselves clean after using the toilet, but they can also be used to freshen up the genital area in between showers. The second type of wipe that you want to have on hand is a bathing wipe, preferably a no rinse bathing wipe. These types of wipes are great for elderly people who have a hard time showering. They allow the person to wipe down their body to ensure that they are staying clean.

Soaps and shampoos are another important personal product that you will need to pick up for the loved one living with you. One thing that you need to think about when choosing soaps and shampoos is whether your loved can shower on their own, or if they need assistance. Many times, as they get older, they are less mobile, so sometimes walking and climbing into a shower or bathtub is out of the question, especially when they are sick. The problem is that even if they are sick their body still needs to be kept clean, which means giving them a bath in bed. To effectively give them a bath in bed you can choose no rinse soap and shampoo. When choosing the rinse free shampoo, you should also look into the Comfort Hair Care Rinse-Free Shampoo and Conditioner Cap Waterless, which can clean almost anything out of their hair, including iodine and EEG gel.

Lotions are another important aspect for personal care in seniors. The problem with lotions is that most seniors have really sensitive skin. As they age their skin gets thinner, which can cause reactions from products that they have used most of their lives. When selecting lotions for your loved one, you want to ask them about what seems to work best for them. If they cannot remember what works best, you can try different products to find out. One thing you need to pay attention to when choosing skin care products is the ingredients inside the lotions, you want to make sure it is safe to use on sensitive skin, but that it will also help people with dry skin.

About The CareGiver Partnership. The CareGiver Partnership helps caregivers and their loved ones with answers to their caregiving questions, including information about home health care products and supplies, from our Wisconsin-based team of Product Specialists who are all current or former caregivers. The company’s Web site provides the largest online library of resources on subjects most important to caregivers — from arthritis to assisted living, and Parkinson’s to prostate cancer — as well as access to more than 3,000 home care products for incontinence, skin care, mobility, home safety and daily living aids. The CareGiver Partnership was founded in 2004 by Lynn Wilson of Neenah, Wisc. Visit to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.


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