When you start living at a senior apartment, personal hygiene becomes so much more important since you live in a shared area. Having a clean space and being mindful of your cleanliness can strengthen your immune system, reduce diseases and even improve concentration levels. However, depending on the stage of retirement you are at, incorporating hygiene into daily living might become more challenging as motor skills and cognition weaken. Thankfully, there are many personal care products designed to make your life easier, and here are five that are necessary when retiring at a senior apartment in Harris County, TX.
If you experience joint or muscle pains that limit your mobility, a dressing aid is a portable device that helps you put clothes on. They consist of wooden rods with hooks that lift tops off shoulders and pull pants up from the floor, making them very useful to help you get dressed quickly.
To prevent getting stains on your clothes, consider getting clothing protectors. These are either adult bibs that cover your tops to keep them clean or lap trays to protect against spilling on your pants. Luckily, while living at our community, you would not need to be worried about doing your own laundry anymore as our Impressions Housekeeping and Maintenance includes laundry services.
It is always handy to have bathing wipes with you for days when it becomes too cold to comfortably take a shower or if you have any body aches that make bathing difficult. Typically equipped with mild scents like aloe vera, these wipes provide a safe and clean alternative to showering. The normal usage is eight wipes which is equivalent to a full shower and is a process you would be able to do independently.
Just as it is important to clean your body, maintaining good hair hygiene is also crucial to keep you feeling refreshed. Pre-moistened with shampoo and sometimes conditioner, simply place the shower cap over dry hair and massage it into your scalp. This should take less than five minutes with no rinsing necessary at all. Some brands even allow you to microwave the cap for added comfort.
Harris Country, TX’s humid and subtropical climate can, unfortunately, cause certain skin conditions like rashes, especially if you are prone to eczema. To be prepared for instances of skin irritation, it is always good to have a bottle of rash spray or cream on hand to minimize any potential discomfort.
Other than these personal care items which you would bring on your own when moving into senior apartments, all other safety and care amenities would be well-fitted in your apartment and around the community. At our community, all the flooring is slip-resistant to prevent falls and allow residents to move about freely and comfortably. Bathrooms in each apartment are also fitted with grab bars and support rails so you can move in and out of the shower without the fear of falling.