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For over 100 years, Clorox® has been helping you care for your home. Now Clorox® is here to help you care for your loved ones with getting-started guides, information, advice and products for caregiving.

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Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for Caregiving

Keep Frequently Used Tools Close By

You can be prepared for day-to-day events, such as messes within the home, by keeping cleaning supplies and protective gloves in frequently used rooms and having a clean set of sheets and clothing readily available.

Safety-Proof the Home

Most homes are not prepared for the unique needs of someone with health challenges, resulting in an unsafe environment that might lead to falls or accidents. Making a few safety-oriented home improvements can help you and your loved one maintain independence.

General Tips for Avoiding Falls

  • Remove throw rugs and mats, especially in the bathroom, kitchen, and at the top and bottom of stairways.
  • Fasten cords along the perimeter of rooms.
  • Test furniture for stability.
  • Ensure hallways are properly lit and consider night-lights in rooms like the bathroom and kitchen.
  • Make sure there is a light switch at the top and bottom of stairways.
  • Install handrails along hallways and both sides of stairways (both indoors and outdoors).
  • Avoid patterned carpet on stairs, which can make it difficult to distinguish between steps.

In the Kitchen

  • Ensure there is enough light at the sink, range and countertops, and that light switches are available at all entrances.
  • Unplug appliances on the counters when not in use, and move away from the sink.
  • Clear the area around the stovetop, making sure that no objects are within reach of the burners (i.e., curtains, potholders, paper towels).
  • Place frequently used items in cabinets that are easily accessible, limiting the need to reach high up or down low.
  • Keep knives and other sharp objects properly stored, adjusting access to the needs of your loved one.

In the Bathroom

  • Put in a secure seat and non-skid floor mats in the shower, and consider a walk-in tub.
  • Install grab bars inside and outside the shower and near the toilet to assist with sitting and standing.
  • Ensure towels are within reach of the shower in order to dry off before exiting.
  • Place a phone within reach of the toilet and shower in case of emergencies.
  • Elevate the toilet seat and make sure toilet paper is easily accessible while sitting.
  • Consider a colored toilet seat or change the paint color in the bathroom to a contrasting color for individuals with depth perception problems.
  • Try to ensure that the bathroom door opens out (not in) and that it can be unlocked from the outside.
Clorox Care product line

A Full Line of Cleaning and Personal Care Products for Caregiving Needs

Clorox brings more than 100 years of expertise to Clorox® CareConcepts, their collection of easy-to-use cleaning and personal care products for the at-home caregiver.

Clorox® CareConcepts Bed Bath & Hygiene Kit

Clorox® CareConcepts™ Bed Bath & Hygiene Kit

Because home healthcare often involves limited mobility, this kit includes the necessary products to assist in providing no-rinse bathing to someone who cannot take a shower or bath. The kit also includes a caregiving guide featuring instructions for giving a bed bath and maintaining personal hygiene in a home healthcare setting.

  • For giving a bed bath to individuals with limited mobility
  • Caregiving guide provides instructions for giving a bed bath
  • Personal care products are tested for skin safety
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Clorox® CareConcepts Home Care Clean Up Kit

Clorox® CareConcepts™ Home Care Clean Up Kit

This convenient kit contains five products for cleaning up common home healthcare messes caused by urine, vomit, feces or blood. The kit also includes a caregiving guide featuring instructions for cleaning up common home healthcare bodily messes

  • For cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing in a home healthcare setting
  • Caregiving guide provides instructions for cleaning common bodily messes
  • Hand Sanitizer is tested for skin safety
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Clorox® CareConcepts Disinfecting & Deodorizing Spray

Clorox® CareConcepts™ Disinfecting & Deodorizing Spray

This aerosol spray eliminates odors caused by bacteria and bodily messes, and kills 99.9% of germs on surfaces that can make you sick.*

*Kills germs including extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing Escherichia coli, Influenza A virus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Rhinovirus 37, Rotavirus, Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus, Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Enterobacter aerogenes.

  • Kills 99.9% of bacteria on upholstery, bedding** and fabric
  • For use on hard and soft surfaces, and as a room spray
  • Bleach-free formula eliminates odors caused by bacteria

**Spray bedding when bed is not occupied, and allow to air dry prior to use.

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Clorox® CareConcepts Rash Relief Ointment

Clorox® CareConcepts™ Rash Relief Ointment

This ointment helps to relieve skin and temporarily protect against minor rashes or irritations caused by absorbent briefs for incontinence. Formulated with zinc oxide and petrolatum to seal out wetness, apply it each time you change absorbent briefs to keep you or your loved one comfortable.

  • Clinically tested for skin safety
  • Relieves minor skin irritation caused by incontinence
  • Protect skin and seal out wetness with zinc oxide and petrolatum
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