Home Health Care In San Marcos: The Bidet Gains Attention

Home Health Care In San Marcos Bidet

Standard in bathrooms around the world but little more than a joke subject in the United States, the bidet may begin appearing in our country with increasing frequency—especially in the homes of seniors receiving home health care. In San Marcos and elsewhere, such seniors may benefit from a switch to this appliance, as it presents fewer safety risks than the toilet. If you’re not familiar with the bidet and its operation, you can read an informative article about it and its application for seniors on the New York Times’ website.

 Safer and Easier To Use

 Simply put, using a bidet requires less physical motion than cleaning after using a toilet. Since so many injuries to the elderly occur from falls in the bathroom, anything that minimizes awkward physical activity is welcome. Workers in home health care in San Marcos would breathe easier if using the bathroom were less hazardous for elderly patients with limited mobility.

 More Sanitary

 Given the difficulty that handicapped or frail individuals have in cleaning up, using the bathroom often leads to unsanitary conditions that can quickly develop into serious infection. A bidet cleans thoroughly with far less effort, so the risk of illness is drastically reduced. Also, baths and showers (another major cause of injury) would be needed less often if a bidet could provide regular cleaning of the most infection-prone areas of the body.

 A Great Addition to San Diego County Home Care

 As with any household appliance, your priorities would determine the price of a new bidet. A product with all the bells and whistles (including, no joke, built-in music speakers) will cost you as much as $2,000. Less elaborate models are more reasonably priced, some as low as $60.00. If your senior benefits from home health care in San Marcos and is concerned about bathroom safety, looking into a bidet could be a great option.

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Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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