Supporting your independence with dignity and compassion
Personal care is available for any daily tasks you may need support with, such as bathing, showering, applying creams and lotions, dressing and toileting, all in the comfort of your own home.
Working to your regular routines and ensuring that support is tailored to your specific requirements, a fully trained Home Care Worker offers discreet and professional personal care in the way that’s most comfortable to you.
We believe in the importance of continuous care and the same familiar faces, especially when it comes to personal care. Speak to us to find out more about how we can support you or a loved one.
What is personal care?
Personal care is a broad term used to refer to supporting with personal hygiene and toileting, along with dressing and maintaining your personal appearance.
It can cover, but is not limited to:
Bathing and showering, including bed-baths
Applying lotions and creams as required
Dressing and getting ready for bed
Applying make-up, and hair care
Support with shaving
Helping you to the toilet, including using a commode or bedpan
Repositioning in bed
In getting to know you as a person, your care plan will be person-centred to your individual needs. Particular tasks, such as shaving, hair care or being pampered will always be outlined in your care plan with specific instructions for your carer.
Each Home Care Worker is expertly trained to provide personal care in a way that is discreet and respectful of your personal boundaries. They undertake extensive training where they learn the importance of enabling your dignity and independence at all times.
Even though Home Care Workers are trained to provide all aspects of personal care, there may be some things you’d prefer to do for yourself. Our Home Care Workers will always give you space when you want it and encourage your independence wherever they can.
The options for personal care
Like all forms of care, support with personal care is built completely around your individual needs and personal routines. If you like to wash before breakfast or have a bath before going to bed, a carer will happily follow your schedule, letting you live the way you want.
With home care, you have the choice of having a visiting Home Care Worker, someone who visits at set times of the day or even overnight to provide the support you need. If you require ongoing support, it may be best to have 24-hour care which is around the clock care tailored to you.
All of our Home Care Workers will support with many other tasks in addition to personal care. In fact, they’re also trained to administer medication, help those with limited mobility to move safely around the home (especially using hoists and supports) and can prepare meals, complete household chores and even offer companionship, encouragement and ongoing support.
Please get in touch with our team to find out more about what a Home Care Worker can support with.