Personal Care

Personal Care Services Definition

Personal care services are hands-on services that help people with important daily tasks they can't do independently. These services, which are often called "Instrumental Activities of Daily Life" (IADLs) or Activities of Daily Living" (ADLs), are usually enough for a person to stay in their own home instead of moving to assisted living or a nursing home.

Personal Care Assistants

These are the people who help people with personal care. There are three main types of people who help with personal care:

 

  1. Family care Provider: Depending on the level of care needed, sons, daughters, and spouses can often manage and provide services independently.
  2. Private Care Providers: These are some health aids or personal care assistants who do not work for an agency.
  3. Personal Care Agencies: Agencies like Family Choice Healthcare hire personal care assistants who are all licensed, trained, and checked out.

Types Of Personal Care

Doctor care

A doctor can meet patients at Home to diagnose and treat disease (ES). He can also examine the home health care needs from time to time.

Nursing care

The most common form of domestic health care is nursing care, depending on the person's needs. A registered nurse will plan to take care of the doctor. Nursing care may include wound dressing, ostium care, nausea therapy, medicine management, the patient's general health, pain control, and other health support.

Physical, occupational, and speech therapy

After getting sick or hurt, some patients may need help relearning how to do daily tasks or improving their speech. A physical therapist can make a care plan to help people use their muscles and joints again or get stronger. An occupational therapist can help a person with a physical, developmental, social, or emotional disability learn how to do things like eating, bathing, dressing, and more that they may have forgotten how to do. The therapist can help a person who has lost their ability to speak.

Medical social services

Medical social workers help patients in many ways, like counseling them and finding community resources to help them get better. Some social workers are case managers, especially if the patient's health is complicated and needs many services to coordinate.

Care from home health aides

Home health aides (HHA) can help the patient with things like getting out of bed, walking, taking a bath, and putting on clothes. Some aides have special training that allows them to help with more complex care under the supervision of a nurse.

Homemaker or basic assistance care

While a patient is getting medical care at Home, a homemaker or other person who helps with chores or tasks can keep the house running by making meals, laundry, shopping for groceries, and other housekeeping tasks.

Companionship

Some patients who live alone may need a friend to comfort them and keep an eye on them. Some companions may also help with chores around the house.

Types of Patients Who May Need Personal Care Include

  1. Patients who are getting better after being sick or accident
  2. Patients who have been sick for a long time (like those with heart failure, diabetes, or HIV/AIDS)
  3. Patients who are weak or who are very old
  4. Patients who are disabled for life
  5. The dying person
  6. Babies whose parents need help taking care of them

 

The main job of a Home Health Aide or Personal Care Aide is to help with personal care. This is their most important job. Personal care shows the patient that you care about their physical health and well-being in general.

 

It discusses how important it is to stop the spread of infections and how Home Health Aides (HHA) and Personal Care Aides can help break the chain of diseases to keep patients healthy. It discusses how Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides can help with bathing, brushing teeth and gums, getting dressed and grooming, going to the bathroom and eating. There is information about moving patients from one position to another and helping them walk. It is talked about how to take care of the baby, including how to hold it, feed it, and bathe it. At last, the five rights of medication self-administration—right patient, right medication, right dose, right route, and right time—are reviewed by Home Health Aides (HHA), who will help people take their medicines.

Benefits of Personal Care Services

Compared to an assisted living facility or a nursing home, this type of in-home care has several advantages.

 

  1. Ability to stay at Home. Most seniors would rather be able to remain in their houses for the rest of their lives, especially if they can still get the companionship that personal care services offer. Seniors can often stay safe and comfortable at Home for years as long as they have help with simple tasks.
  2. Lower Cost. Private home care has some costs, but they are usually much lower than assisted living or nursing homes.
  3. Personalized Needs. Personal care attendants can pay attention to what each client needs. Every situation is different; some people may need care 24 hours a day, while others may only need care for an hour or two a day.
  4. Enhanced Quality of Life. We've found that our senior clients who use personal care services have a great quality of life. This is because they can stay in their own homes, keep some independence, and get close to their caregiver.

Obtaining Personal Home Care

Personal care at Home doesn't need a prescription from a doctor, which is different from some other types of care. You can hire a caregiver through From the heart home care agency if you need personal care. We've put together a list of the most important questions you should ask an in-home provider before deciding if this is the right choice.

 

In-Home Personal Care in Greenville SC

Personal Care provides seniors with 24-hour, around-the-clock care. Clients and their families enjoy peace of mind with reliable in-home caregivers that are dedicated to ensuring your loved one gets the personal care they need to assist them with the activities of daily living.

Daily Home Care Provides older adults with 24-hour, around-the-clock care.

If you are looking for a comprehensive, cost-effective alternative to any type of medical live-in facility, personal in-home care is the choice for you or your loved one. The emotional strain associated with moving away from the familiarity and comfort of being at home often leads to physical decline, further loss of independence, and diminished quality of life for many senior citizens. Nearly 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age because it comes with the ability to live under one’s own rules. Nearly 42% of seniors participating in-home care said that making their own rules is a key reason for choosing in-home senior care as opposed to being in a senior facility.

  • We are here to help when you need us
  • On-call 24 hours for client needs
  • Flexible and fast scheduling
  • Regular quality assurance
  • Thorough care management and family support
  • Double the care team staff of other agencies

Instead of adjusting to the schedules and routines of a care facility, a personal care plan is customized to fit your family or elderly loved one’s needs. With personal care, a daily in-home caregiver is always watching over your loved one, offering emotional support, reducing fall risk and assisting in all activities of daily living. Whether your loved one only needs assistance for a few hours a day, or requires full-time live in care, personal care is flexible and adapts to what is best for each client. Another primary benefit of personal care is ensuring that your loved one’s treatment plan from their physician is being followed appropriately. Many seniors still like to hold onto the things that they used to enjoy prior to them being ill or disabled. A great example of this would be a dietary meal plan. Seniors living alone may be at a higher risk of eating food items that are not healthy for them or goes against their recommended diet. Your in-home caregiver would be able to ensure that your senior is following doctor’s orders. Another benefit of in-home personal care would be that bathing and grooming is a particularly sensitive task that needs to be done with care and respect of the client.

The personal nature of home care allows your loved one to be the primary focus of the caregiver. Their job is to provide a level of attention and care that ensures your loved one is safe and comfortable. Because an in-home caregiver is tending to a single client inside of their own home, their personal care needs are met in a much more familiar and comfortable environment than in a residential facility.

  • Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance
  • Medication reminders and assistance
  • Assisting with walking and transferring from bed to wheelchair (if applicable)
  • Safety and fall prevention measures
  • Status reporting to the family by request
  • Toileting and incontinence care
  • 24-hour monitoring after a procedure or hospital stay
  • Lifestyle support and resources provided
  • Light housekeeping
  • Additional disinfecting and sanitizing throughout the home
  • Meal preparation and feeding
  • Laundry and change of bed linens when required
  • Grocery shopping and errands
  • Pharmacy pick up & drop-offs
  • Transportation to social and recreational activities
  • Assistance with light exercise and outdoor activity
  • Companionship and community engagement

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