Just because your loved one may need help, does not mean that they have to lose their independence. Many families feel that if full-time care is required, residential care homes or other public caring facilities are necessary for providing the help that those vulnerable need. However, this is not always the case. With personal care services, those who are in need of assistance can receive the care they need; all while in the comfort of their own homes.
But, what exactly are personal care services? These care plans can consist of various tasks, which depend specifically on the person in question. Find out more from a family-run home care company that specialises in personal care.
What is Personal Care?
Personal care is support that involves a CareGiver and a Client making physical contact. This can include a wide range of services such as washing, clothing, grooming and toileting. These services are provided in the comfort and familiarity of your home with personal home care.
It can be hard when a vulnerable person loses the ability to properly care for themselves. Especially when it comes to something of a personal nature. However, our carers are here to help. Working to regular routines that suit the patient, we create a personal care plan that supports those vulnerable and is tailored to their specific needs.
Tailored Care Plans
When using personal care services, there will first have to be a consultation where the caring company can find out you or your loved one’s specific needs. And, what they are there to help with. The care plan will describe their likes and dislikes, the hygiene or beauty items they wish to use, and what – and who –they feel most comfortable with. Trust doesn’t happen overnight. It can take time for that relationship to build between caregiver and receiver.
Here at Complete Home Care, we want our patients to feel as comfortable as possible; like we are all family. That is why all our care packages are specifically tailored to the person. They will have one specific carer for their personal care to create a personal bond.
Each carer has received extensive training in providing personal care services in a discreet and polite manner. They go through thorough training to learn how to maintain their dignity and freedom at all times.
And, what about those who still want to take on certain tasks? If it is safe, carers will incorporate independent personal care into routines. Whether this is just brushing teeth or going to the toilet. Our tailored care plans ensure our patients feel as comfortable and free as possible. All in the comfort of their own homes.
What Tasks Are Included in Home Personal Care Services?
For personal care services, there are a variety of tasks this may include. It all depends on the individual and what their specific needs are. Examples include:
- Personal Hygiene: showering, bathing, washing hair, shaving, brushing teeth and nail care
- Continence Management: using the toilet, skincare, laundry and bed changing
- Food and Diet: helping with food preparation and eating
- Immobility Issues
- Medical Assistance: eye/ear drops, cream and lotion application and simple dressings
Complete Home Care Services
Those who are needing assistance deserve to live their life on their own terms; feeling as comfortable as they possibly can. All while not giving up their independence that can happen when transferring to residential care homes.
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