Sometimes the simplest things in life can become challenging. Our caregivers provide compassionate care and assistance with activities like bathing, dressing and safely moving about, as well as reminding you or your loved one to take medications and remember appointments. During each visit, your caregiver will log the care they provide.

Personal care may be an option if you need support to live comfortably and safely at home.

 

Personal Care

Personal care means anything done for you that’s of a personal nature. This may include:

  • Personal hygiene – bathing, showering, hair washing, shaving, oral hygiene and nail care
  • Continence management – toileting, catheter/stoma care, skin care, incontinence laundry and bed changing
  • Food and diet – help with eating, special diets and food preparation
  • Immobility problems – dealing with being immobile or substantially immobile
  • Counselling and support – behaviour management, psychological support and reminding devices
  • Simple treatments – assistance with medication (like eye drops), application of creams and lotions, simple dressings and oxygen therapy
  • Personal assistance – help with dressing, mechanical and manual aids, help getting in and out of bed and using hoists

Personal care is vital for the health and wellbeing of you or your loved one. With personal care, their/your needs will be taken care of with sensitivity and dignity, and they’ll enjoy a better quality of life and higher self-esteem.

Promoting good personal hygiene helps to prevent illness and the spread of infection. It also promotes better mental health and allows your loved one to remain in their own home in safety and comfort, enjoying an independent lifestyle.