Personal Care is one of the main services in Home Health Care industry. It includes assistance with every day activities to help the ones in need and make the elderly life peaceful. Personal care services are related to assistance with dressing, hygiene and incontinence services.
As your loved ones in need gain age, they may lose interest in food. Mealtime without a family is usually lonely. If your parent has a reduced sense of taste or smell, food may seem less appetizing. Medications can take a toll on appetite too. For aging parents with physical or mental impairments, difficulties with grocery shopping and preparing meals may be obstacles to good nutrition. Even when seniors do eat well, they may not fully absorb all their nutrients.
Companionship care is a special service that we offer. It includes the following activities:
- Accompaniment on errands or to doctor appointments
- Assistance with grocery shopping
- Walking to get fresh air and exercise
- Writing letters
- Playing games
- Reading aloud
- Friendly conversation etc.
Home care services include chores and housecleaning, where the home health care usually involves helping someone to recover from an illness or injury. Home health care professionals are often licensed as practical nurses, therapists or home health aides.
As an experienced provider of personal care programs, we provide support to individuals in the comfort of their homes. Some of the services included in personal assistance are:
- Bathing or showering
- Dressing and grooming
- Hair, skin, and nail care
- Oral hygiene
- Toileting/incontinence care
- Walking and exercise assistance
- Medication reminders