Bathing, Grooming and Hygiene
For seniors who have physical or cognitive impairments or who fear falling while bathing, having help maintaining a bath-time routine can postpone future decline and disability. The A Plus Alliance goal is to assist our clients with their personal care routines so they can look and feel their best. Our services enhance clients’ mental and physical well being, helping them feel positive about their appearance.
Getting out and about offers many physical and mental health benefits to seniors, including lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk for heart problems, osteoporosis, and depression. Being active also can also help seniors improve their quality of life by controlling weight and improving sleep. A Plus Alliance caregivers, whom we refer to as A Plus Alliance, assist clients as needed with getting from place to place to help them stay as active as possible.
Transferring and Positioning
Our A Plus Alliance staff are trained to safely move clients in and out of beds, into chairs or wheelchairs, or onto toilets. Proper transferring and positioning in and out of beds and chairs can reduce the risk of bedsores, reduce weakening and stiffening of muscles, and encourage proper breathing and digestion. It also helps seniors be as comfortable as possible.
Toileting and Incontinence Care
Seniors may feel embarrassed with needing help with toileting and incontinence care, but it is actually a common issue. Incontinence can be caused by a variety of reasons, including stress and disease. When seniors don’t have help, skin infections, unpleasant odors, and general hygiene problems can be a danger—not to mention lead to even more embarrassment.
A Plus Alliance can help. We step in to compassionately and sensitively assess the problem and make a care plan, helping seniors maintain dignity and self-esteem as they receive help with the more personal aspects of daily living.
Feeding and Special Diet
Eating well is important at every life stage, and even small dietary improvements can make a positive impact on how a senior feels. A variety of nutritional problems can arise, however, as people age.
Some seniors have difficulty feeding themselves. Others have problems with chewing and digestion, difficulty tasting and smelling, or experience a loss of appetite. Many seniors simply do not want to eat alone.
Our A Plus Alliance Staff can help certain clients stay on prescribed diets to prevent or control a wide variety of medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Our A Plus Alliance Staff also helps clients eat nutritious diets to promote disease prevention, healing, and healthy living. We make an extra effort to turn meals into enjoyable social time by engaging our clients in conversation over food.