Senior Care in Stamford, CT
Who doesn’t love a bubble bath? It is a good thing we have a holiday to recognize the joy that is taking a bubble bath: January 8th - National Bubble Bath Day! Taking a bubble bath can be fun for everyone including elderly adults and their caregivers. If you are planning to celebrate January 8th by taking a bubble bath, keep these tips in mind:
- Taking warm bath is a great way to reduce stress. If you’ve been feeling uptight lately, relax in a warm and comforting bubble bath. The warmth will help ease muscle tension and pain. Essential oils can also be added to provide some stress-relieving aromatherapy.
- It is important for elderly adults and their caregivers to keep safety in mind while taking a bubble bath. Make sure there is non-slip tape on the bottom of the tub and on the floor (or a non-slip mat) to prevent falls. It is also a good idea to dry the floor afterward to eliminate slippery surfaces. Towels should not be left on the bathroom floor as they can be a slipping hazard.
- For those suffering from skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dry skin, bath times should be limited and the bathwater should not be too hot. Baths that are too hot and too long can further irritate the skin and cause excessive dryness. For those suffering from dry, itchy skin, soaking in an oatmeal bath may be a soothing alternative to a bubble bath!
- Keep the bathtub clean and sanitary by wiping it out with a rag and white vinegar before and after use.
- Instead of bubbles, try epsom salts. Epsom salts are full of magnesium which actually gets absorbed by your body when you bathe in it. Magnesium helps to reduce muscle aches and pain, regulate blood pressure, and heal skin cells.
- Play relaxing music while soaking in the bath to increase the stress-relieving powers of taking a bubble bath.
- Apply a facial mask while soaking in the tub. The steam and warmth from the bath will open up your pores, making it a great time a skin-cleaning mask. After the bath you will feel rejuvenated inside and out!
- Since taking a warm bath can sometimes lead to dry skin, be sure to apply a gentle moisturizer when you are done to prevent dry and itchy skin.
If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Stamford, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at 203-661-6969.