It is extremely important to properly care for a loved one who is challenged by daily activities. In order to do so there are steps that can be taken in order to insure that proper care is given.
Bellow are tips that can assist you with insuring your loved one is receiving optimal care.
In the case where a patient is unable to bathe themselves, giving them a sponge bath is the ideal option. The most important areas to cleans daily are the genitals, rectal area, armpits and the face. It is not necessary to use a substantial amount of soap or water when cleaning these areas. A gentle cleans of each area will make a significant difference in maintaining proper hygiene and comfort of the patient.
Here are a few ways to prevent bed sores:
In the case where a patient cannot control their bladder, it is important to help them to the restroom regularly. Setting up timers in regular intervals is a great way to control this. The alternative to setting timers is implementing a catheter. With a catheter, as the bag fills up it can regularly be drained.
Here are a few ways to prevent constipation:
Here are some ways of preventing diarrhea:
Here are a few steps to help prevent fatigue: