Personal Care Services
Grooming & Dressing Guidance
We can help button buttons, tie shoes, put on socks, wash & comb hair, etc.
Cleanliness leads to good health. Bathing is essential to an individual’s sense of well-being. It refreshes the spirit, provides relaxation while cleansing the skin and stimulating circulation. Our caregivers have been trained to give sponge baths and/or assist with the client’s normal bathing routine.
Elimination is an important and normal body function. However, it is usually an activity that is private and one that is not openly discussed. The individual often faces embarrassment along with a sense of loss of independence. Our caregivers strive to provide an acceptable, comfortable and safe environment for all types of toileting needs.
As we age, our ability to control bowel or bladder diminishes. It may be embarrassing to individuals and can become unsanitary if not taken care of correctly. Our caregivers understand the sensitivity of this situation and proper approach to caring for individuals who need assistance.
Proper mouth, teeth, denture and gum care are essential to good oral and dental hygiene. Daily oral care can prevent bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease and assist in prevention of other diseases.
Activity and exercise are vital to a healthy lifestyle. Countless benefits are seen in physical and mental health. Benefits include increasing stamina, strengthening the heart, lowering blood pressure, improving digestion and sleep. In addition it improves mood, releases stress and increases mental alertness. Our caregivers encourage our clients to be as active as possible and provide added safety needed to enable them to stay active.
Transferring and Positioning
Moving or placing a person into a correct posture position encourages the functional activity of the body’s many systems. It assists in eliminating pressure areas on the skin, reducing atrophy and stiffening of muscles, encourages proper breathing, digestion, and elimination.
We understand that it is usually hard for an adult to accept the idea of not being able to feed themselves. The may be varied reasons, however the sense of loss of independence is real. Our caregivers understand the feelings this can cause and take the extra effort to make the environment and mealtime special.
Although our caregivers cannot administer medications, they can assist the individual who shares in the responsibility of taking their own medication. Assisting with opening medication containers or Medpaks, and reminding the person to take their medications are all ways in which we can assist.