Sometimes the unexpected happens to families and leaves them unprepared for basic daily routines, like personal hygiene. Scary and life changing situations, like vehicle or work accidents or quick onsets of health problems, can occur suddenly. Occasionally this requires time in a rehabilitation center, or worse yet, hospice care. Many times, when these events happen, patients and their families don’t have time to stop and think about grabbing their toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, comb, deodorant, or other personal hygiene items. Family members are rushing to see their loved ones and are more worried about them and the situation at hand than about these mundane things. One way that rehabilitation facilities and hospice care can help is to provide patients and their loved ones with their own personal hygiene kits.
Personal hygiene kits in a palliative or hospice environment can be used to help support the patients and families of the terminally ill. Time spent in a hospice is difficult enough as it is, and sometimes the families are brought there unexpectedly and stay longer than they had planned. Oftentimes, family members sleep in the hospice because they don’t want to be away from their loved ones. Customizable toiletry bags can provide that simple added comfort of having freshly brushed teeth and a refreshing shower to help alleviate some of the stresses of being in that environment.
Thankfully, not every situation is so dire that the patient and family are unprepared for the need for rehabilitation or other care. After a hospital stay from planned or unplanned surgeries or illness, some patients need monitored rehabilitation therapies. Frequently, in these situations, many people still may not be thinking straight and may forget items that they need for hygiene. These are stressful situations and when packing their overnight bags, sometimes items are overlooked! Luckily, the rehabilitation center can be the hero of that moment, taking care of their clients or client’s family members with a customized toiletry bag, which can include the Center’s logo.
Short and long-term rehabilitation facilities, as well as palliative and hospice care, can order pre-packed or individually customized kits. Convenience Kits International offers the ability to fully customize kits by choosing from a variety of bags, several of which are suitable for further personalization with the ability to add your company logo. You can choose to have them filled with an assortment of travel size products from well-known and trusted brands as Procter & Gamble, Gillette, Unilever, Beiersdorf, Colgate, BIC, and Perio, among others.
Offering these cost-effective bags is not exactly advertising (creating awareness of a specific product) and it’s not exactly marketing (creating a demand for a specific product), but it does create goodwill toward, and value in, the facility. Goodwill is what keeps families loyal and satisfied with patient care. With their satisfaction comes excellent reviews, friend and family referrals and, potentially, more business. When the patient is released from the rehabilitation center, or the family leaves the hospice facility, these kits can go with them and continue to be used as travel kits. Since the kits and everything included in them are TSA compliant, traveling with them is smart and simple. And every time they look at the kit, they’ll see your company logo, further reinforcing your facility’s branding and name recognition. It will serve as a reminder to them of the extra step your facility took to take care of them and their loved ones.
There isn’t much about being in a rehabilitation center or hospice care that isn’t stressful for patients or their families. Maintaining personal hygiene is necessary for many reasons including: personal, social, health, and psychological and hygiene essentials are the necessities required for us to be and feel clean, fresh, healthy and put-together. Being able to take a calming shower and feel clean is an important part of being able to relax. Help your patients and their family to alleviate some of the pressures and anxieties of the situation they are in by offering them a customized hygiene kit upon admission, from Convenience Kits International.