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Personal Care Assistant

Assisting our senior clients with their personal care needs with respect to their dignity.

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We know that our loved ones are keen on maintaining their independence. That is why while we offer personal care assistance, we take into consideration both their safety and preference. Our clients can trust our home care professionals in providing personal care services that can improve their quality of life and leave them satisfied with the level of care rendered.

Personal Care services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assisting with self-administered medication, including:
    • Reminding client to take medications;
    • Placing medication within reach of the client;
    • Providing water for oral medication;
    • Opening pill bottles or dispensing medications from blister packs, which have been prepared by a Pharmacist;
    • Storing medications; and,
    • Reassuring the client that medication has been taken.
  • Assisting with eating, including:
    • Preparing food for clients with eating difficulties by cutting or pureeing;
    • Monitoring food and liquid intake;
    • Following special diets;
    • Observing eating behaviors; and
    • Monitoring eating safety risks such as swallowing and choking.
  • Assisting with bowel regularity, including:
    • Monitoring bowel movements and appearance;
    • Following prescribed diets for bowel maintenance.
  • Assisting with tooth care including:
    • Brushing permanent teeth;
    • Flossing;
    • Using rubber pick; or,
    • Removing, cleaning, and inserting dentures.
  • Assisting with bathing including:
    • Bed bathing;
    • Sponge bathing;
    • Tub bathing; showering; and, perineal care.
  • Using bath equipment, including:
    • Tub seat;
    • Hydraulic tub seat; and
    • Hand-held shower wand.
  • Assisting/providing grooming, including:
    • Shaving with an electric or safety razor;
    • Beard trimming; and,
    • Applying make-up.
  • Assisting/providing hair care, including:
    • Brushing;
    • Shampooing; and,
    • Styling;
  • Assisting/providing basic skin care, including:
    • Washing and drying;
    • Applying non-prescription body lotions or creams; and,
    • Observing skin changes.

To know more about the Personal Care Assistance Services we offer, contact us or set an appointment with us today.