Personal care at home

Supporting your independence with a personal caregiver.

Most people want to live at home for as long as possible, but illnesses and disabilities often make this difficult. One of the best ways to age in place is with in-home personal care services. With home care, a trained aide provides non-medical services in the comfort of your own home. There are many benefits to private home care, such as maintaining your independence and staying close to friends and family. We've created a guide to non-medical home care to help you understand your options. Here we've outlined what's involved in home health care. “What is personal home care?” Let's start by answering the question.

What is personal care?

Personal care for the elderly includes dressing and maintaining personal appearance, as well as the support and supervision of daily personal living tasks and private hygiene and toileting.

Self-care may include:

    Bath and shower, including bed baths
    Applying lotions and creams as needed
    Dressing and getting ready for bed
    Oral health
    Make-up and hair care
    Support with shaving
    Foot care, especially if you have diabetes, you need to be extra careful about your feet.
    Helping you go to the toilet, including using a bedside table or bed pan
    Changing continence pads along with cleaning the intimate areas
    Support movement position in bed to stretch and prevent bedsores
    Replacement or maintenance of stoma or catheter bag or other clinical intervention
    As we work to get to know you as a person, your care plan will determine your likes and dislikes, the hygiene or beauty products you want to use, and what and who you feel most comfortable with. Special tasks such as shaving and diabetic foot care will always be outlined in your support plan, with specific instructions for your caregiver.
    Each caregiver is expertly trained to provide personal care with discretion and respect for your personal boundaries. They receive comprehensive training where they learn the importance of ensuring your dignity and independence at all times.
    Although caregivers are trained to provide all aspects of personal care, there may be some things you would prefer to do for yourself. A good caregiver will always give you space when you want it and encourages your independence wherever possible.

    "In-home personal care services, also known as unskilled care, non-medical care, or companion care, allow you to live in the comfort of your own home for as long as possible. Staying at home can provide you with a higher quality of life that you may not experience in other settings."

    Our highly personalized care plan will work with your routines and lifestyle to capture all your needs and specific preferences, including how, when and where you want the care and support you need. There truly is no better place to receive personal care than in your own home.

Do you need more information?

You can call or send a message today to discuss your residential home care needs and get a free and unconditional quote.

No matter how complex the challenges you face, we have the experience and skills to find the ideal solutions that will make your life better.