Bathing and Personal Grooming Services
“My mom had been refusing to take a bath for a week until a personal care attendant showed up from your bathing services. She not only stressed proper hygiene, she was also caring, gentle, kind, and very accommodating.“
Refreshing frail elders in their own homes
Being able to give ourselves a bath is an activity many of us take for granted. As we age or develop a health condition that makes mobility a challenge, activities such as bathing or shaving may become difficult, even with the help of a family caregiver. St. Francis Health Services for Senior Citizens offers personal bathing service for frail elders who cannot care for themselves. These services are provided in the privacy of their own homes an average of twice a week. These services also provide respite for their family members.
St. Francis Health Services for Senior Citizens offers:
- Baths, showers and shampoos in bed, tub or shower;
- Routine nail, skin and hair care;
- Oral care;
- Shaving; and
- Changing bed linens.
St. Francis Health Services for Senior Citizens is a program of the Kupuna Care Project, funded by the City & County of Honolulu’s Elderly Affairs Division, State of Hawaii’s Executive Office on Aging, St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii, and generous donors. The baths are provided at no cost; however, those who receive baths are asked to make a donation. Clients also have the option to pay for the baths on their own for $35 per bath.
To qualify for the no-cost bathing services, you must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident; be 60 years old or more; have limitations in activities of daily living; be residing at home and not an institution; not be covered by other comparable government or private and community-based services; and cannot be eligible for home health care covered by insurance. Those who are low-income, have limited English proficiency or live in a rural area will be given priority. Priority is given to those with low incomes living in rural areas.
For more information, call St. Francis Health Services for Senior Citizens at (808) 547-6121.