Senior Hygiene

  • Urinary Incontinence Tips: How to Eliminate Stains and Odors

    Caring for an elderly loved one often involves dealing with incontinence stains and strong urine smell. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for getting rid of stubborn stains and odors.

  • How to Persuade a Senior to Put on Clean Clothes

    The ability to dress and maintain hygiene are important activities of daily living (ADL) seniors lose the ability to accomplish. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ hands-on tips and suggestions for convincing a senior to put on clean clothes.

  • Bathing & Hygiene Top Tips: Convincing a Senior to Bathe

    A seniors refusal to shower or bathe is a common struggle between a caregiver and an elder. Experienced caregivers share their best tips and suggestions for persuading an aging loved one to take a shower or bath.

  • Bidet Attachments: The Toilet Tweak That Can Keep an Older Adult Clean

    Bidet attachments can be installed on existing toilets without the need for extensive bathroom remodeling. These affordable devices help seniors maintain their personal hygiene, modesty and independence.

  • The Truth About “Old-People Smell”

    Many people believe that the odor that sometimes permeates seniors’ homes and elder care facilities is a result of poor hygiene, but it is actually a natural part of aging.

  • 10 Caregiver Tips for Caring for an Elderly Person's Hair

    Helping an aging loved one look and feel their best can be an unexpected challenge. Use these tips from a caregiver to make washing and styling hair easier for both of you.

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  • Bathing Tips and Techniques for Dementia Caregivers

    A common concern for dementia caregivers is a decline in their care recipients’ personal hygiene or an outright refusal to bathe. Use these tips to better understand difficult dementia behaviors and help your loved one stay clean and comfortable.

  • What to Do When a Senior Refuses to Bathe and Change Their Clothes

    There are many reasons why a senior’s bathing habits and personal hygiene may decline as they age. Be proactive about finding the root of poor hygiene and remember that compromise is key to the solution.

  • Bathing & Hygiene Tips: Caring for a Senior’s Aging Skin

    Seniors have thinner, more delicate skin, and incontinence and a sedentary lifestyle can easily lead to skin breakdown. Experienced caregivers offer their best suggestions for maintaining skin integrity and health.

  • Bathing & Hygiene Top Tips: Assisting with Dental Care

    The forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for helping a senior brush their teeth.

  • Oral Care Tips for Dementia Caregivers

    Poor oral hygiene is common for seniors with dementia, but proper dental care is crucial for maintaining overall health and quality of life. A family caregiver shares his strategies for keeping his wife’s teeth and gums healthy.

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  • Home Remedies for Elderly UTI: Tips from Family Caregivers

    Family caregivers share their home remedies for how to stop a urinary tract infection (UTI) before it becomes a major and recurring health issue for an older adult.

  • Oral Care Strategies for Older Adults

    Research makes a strong connection between poor oral health and impaired health overall. Oral care tends to fall by the wayside for seniors, but it should remain a top priority for everyone.

  • UTIs in the Elderly: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in the elderly can cause serious health complications. Learn how to spot the behavioral and physical symptoms of UTI in seniors and how to reduce the risk of recurrent UTIs.

  • Fingernails: 5 Signs That Point to Senior Health Problems

    The condition of a senior’s fingernails can indicate the presence of medical issues like heart disease, thyroid issues and malnutrition, which can be especially serious in elderly individuals.

  • Caring for a Senior With Alzheimer's At Home

    When caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease, each day brings unique challenges, changing abilities and new patterns of behavior. Incorporate these tips and strategies into your daily routine to facilitate caring for your loved one at home.

  • Bathing & Hygiene Top Tips: Recommended Products and Bathing Aids

    The forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ recommendations for products that can simplify the process of helping a senior bathe.

  • Bathing & Hygiene Top Tips: Promoting Comfort and Cooperation

    The forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ suggestions for helping a senior feel secure and relaxed while helping them bathe.

  • A European Device that Could Help Older Americans in the Bathroom

    I was so happy with the hygiene devices I experienced during a recent trip to Europe that I installed them in my own bathrooms.

  • Tips for Removing Tricky Stains from Fabrics

    Being a caregiver is an inherently messy job. Learning how to properly clean up accidents and bodily fluids can help save your linens and furniture from unsightly stains and lingering odors.

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