The ability to care for oneself includes being able to safely bathe or shower and use the toilet. Often, frail seniors and those who are dealing with serious health diagnoses become frightened of falling while in the tub or shower, and may find it difficult to move themselves onto or off of the toilet. Family members caring for their frail loved ones may also be afraid that their loved one may become injured because of a fall in the bathroom. This article from caring.com describes how you can make your bathroom safer for everyone in the family, including those who are frail or elderly.
If you are caring for a frail or elder loved one, we can help. St. Francis Healthcare System provides a wide range of services in your home. From bathing and hygiene services to nursing care and therapy, our trained professionals can help you care for your loved one at home. For more information about how we can assist, please call our call center at (808) 547-6500. We understand, and we want to help.