My 86 year old mum has had PMR for the past 6 years and has very limited mobility. One thing I’m struggling with is her hair. Dad currently washes, colours and cuts it for her, but at 88 himself he finds it a struggle; and with respect, he is no hairdresser.
We’re trying to find a hair dresser who understands her condition and can colour and style her hair properly. It would seem obvious to leave the colour, but I cannot overstate how much the thought of this depresses her. And keeping her spirits up is difficult enough, so we need to find a solution.
Does anyone know of a hair salon in Lancashire (she lives in Accrington) which has specialist equipment so that she can lie back in comfort at the basin to have her hair washed? She cannot possibly use the normal wash basins as she could not lean back at the angle needed - she’d be in agony. Are there salons which have cushions which would support her neck and shoulders while keeping her head in the right position to be washed?
To be able to have a trip to the salon and a proper hairstyle would boost her morale amazingly.