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Creating a Safe and Nurturing Environment: A Guide to Personal Care

May 11, 2024

If you or your loved one is finding your daily responsibilities and activities too much to manage on your own, The Hickman Senior Living Community in West Chester can ease your burdens and provide the help you need. Our caring and supportive community of professionals can provide daily personal care to help maintain and support your freedom so you can continue enjoying your daily life.

Our trained team can provide respectful and sensitive assistance to your various personal care needs. Primarily, we focus on making sure you feel independent and dignified through our customized care plan that is tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

Grooming and Hygiene

Personalized care routines can significantly aid how you feel and look. At The Hickman Senior Living Community in West Chester, we help seniors at risk for self-neglect and those who have mobility issues or have specific limitations that make it difficult for them to groom themselves. These daily grooming activities typically include the following:

  • Getting dressed
  • Bathing and showering
  • Toothbrushing and cleaning dentures or dental appliances
  • Hair brushing and styling
  • Applying skincare and makeup
  • Shaving

With grooming tasks, the key is consistency. Otherwise, various health issues can arise.

Incontinence Care

One of the most challenging and sensitive issues for seniors is incontinence. However, it is crucial to note that if you are unwilling or embarrassed to ask for assistance, you risk experiencing hygiene problems that will intensify over time. A huge aspect of incontinence care is staying comfortable and clean. We understand how sensitive this issue can be, so we always strive to build a caring and trusted relationship with our residents. This way, we can provide dignified and compassionate assistance.

Proper Nutrition and Meal Plans

It is common for seniors to be on a specific doctor-prescribed diet and nutrition plan. In general, these plans specify special dietary requirements, which usually include restrictions on what you can and can’t eat and how much you can eat. At The Hickman Senior Living Community in West Chester, we provide meal plans that accommodate your dietary restrictions and nutritional requirements to ensure that each mealtime is enjoyable and healthy.

Mobility Assistance and Fall Prevention

Home bathroom features are rarely designed to accommodate the changing needs of seniors. Fortunately, in our community, you can avoid unnecessary bathroom risks because our bathrooms are equipped with the latest safety fixtures. Additionally, our team provides mobile assistance to keep you safe from slips and falls. Proper transfers and positioning while lying down on the bed or resting on the couch also help reduce the risk of bedsores and muscle atrophy, promoting proper digestion and breathing. This holistic approach significantly reduces the risk of slips and falls.

Personal care services at The Hickman also include medication management, medical support, housekeeping, and social events and activities to support physical and emotional health.

Visit Us at The Hickman Senior Living Community in West Chester and See for Yourself

The Hickman Senior Living Community in West Chester is fully dedicated to the well-being and needs of our residents. From assistance with daily tasks to social activities, proper nutrition, and comprehensive medical services, you will find the care, security, and comfort

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