PERSONAL CARE MAY INCLUDE:
We can provide full showers, stand-by assists for showers, or complete sponge baths.
We can help you or your loved one with dressing, brushing hair, shaving, dental hygiene, and skin care.
We support all bathroom activities due to incontinence, inconsistency, urgency, or accidents.
Eating & Drinking
We are able to help those who need extra support with their eating and drinking activities.
PERSONAL CARE FAQS
We provide assistance with bathing, dressing, basic personal hygiene, toileting, transfers, personal mobility assistance, assistance with Physical Therapy.
We assist with many types of bathing, including providing stand-by assistance in the shower, full-assist baths and showers, and sponge baths.
Family members often want their loved one to be able to use their own toilet at home. However, in some cases providing mobility assistance to a client wishing to use the bathroom is difficult without risking injury to care partners. In order to assist a client to a toilet, we require that they are able to bear their own weight while standing. In this case, we can likely assist with transferring them from a wheelchair to a toilet.
As non-medical care partners, our staff cannot insert or remove catheters, but can clean discharge bags.
Due to the sensitive nature of personal care, many of our clients specifically request that only female care partners assist their loved one. We understand and honor this need.
Unfortunately, our non-medical care partners cannot perform activities deemed to be invasive, including cutting fingernails or toe nails. We can, however, file clients’ nails and or set up and transport clients to a manicure or pedicure appointments.
Given our nom-medical designation, we can only shave our clients with the use of an electric device and not a razor.