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Hair and Skin Care

People who are ill or who must stay in bed or in a wheelchair are at risk for pressure ulcers, sometimes called bed sores. Pressure ulcers are a serious problem, but in most cases, they can be prevented by following the steps listed here. Our caregivers will make sure that the person is eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of fluids. This will keep the client’s skin clean and dry. They will also check the skin regularly for red areas as part of a bath time routine. Getting their hair done in enjoyable for many people who are ill or disabled. Our caregivers will make a special effort to meet the patient’s needs for hair care.

  • Washing and drying hair
  • Assisting with setting, rolling, or braiding hair, not including styling, cutting, chemical processing of the hair, or permanents
  • Combing or brushing hair
  • Applying nonprescription lotion to skin
  • Washing hands and face
  • Applying make-up
  • Laying out supplies