Bathing, Grooming and Hygiene
Ameristars help clients’ look and feel their best. We help the patient feel better about themselves by attending to the many aspects of personal hygiene. These services enhance clients’ mental as well as physical well-being. Bathing not only cleanses the skin, but goes deeper to refresh the spirit, provide relaxation and stimulate circulation.
For a number of reasons, adults may need help feeding themselves. This loss of independence can be difficult to accept. Ameristars understand this and make the extra effort to turn mealtime into an enjoyable social time.
Ameristars assist clients as needed with mobility to help them maintain as active a lifestyle as possible. The patient may just need a steadying hand or they may need to be lifted into a mobility device. Either way our caregiver will gently and helpfully make sure that the patient can have as much mobility as their condition dictates. In addition, activity improves mood, releases stress and increases mental alertness.
Transferring and Positioning
Ameristars are trained to move and place clients in correct posture position to promote health and safety and proper functioning of the body’s many systems. Proper transferring and positioning from or into beds and chairs eliminate pressure areas on the skin, reduce atrophy and stiffening of muscles; and encourage proper breathing, digestion and elimination.
Toileting and Incontinence Care
Incontinence may be either a temporary problem or a long term one. Ameristars compassionately and sensitively care for seniors and other adults, helping them maintain dignity and self-esteem as they receive help with the activities of daily living. Through this caring approach Ameristars help to lessen clients’ embarrassment associated with the loss of independence related to incontinence and need for toileting assistance.