Your elderly family member’s skin care needs are an important aspect of her long-term care. Medications, health issues, and even the weather can all have an impact on how healthy your senior’s skin is right now.
Watch the Water Temperature
Water temperature matters a lot more than most people realize. When water is too hot, it can burn, of course, but there’s more too it. Hot water, or warm water for longer periods of time than is really wise, can be incredibly drying for skin. It’s a much better idea to use water that’s just warm enough and only for as long as necessary to get your senior clean. Dry skin is more likely to become chapped or to experience other small injuries that can become really uncomfortable.