Personal Care Services in Port Orange, FL, and the Surrounding Area
Learn more about our care services and how we can help your loved one
When daily chores and personal care are getting too difficult for your elder loved one, call Comfort Keepers Home Care in Port Orange. Our caregivers assist with personal care services such as bathing, grooming, mobility, and so much more!
What is Personal Care?
Personal care is a catch-all phrase for daily routines such as personal hygiene and other individual tasks. This includes dressing, cooking, toiletry use, and more. As your independent senior ages, normal routines get harder to do alone. With Comfort Keepers trained caregivers, we offer the best personal care in the Daytona area.
Our caregivers provide personalized assistance just for your loved one. Whether they need help a few hours a week, full-time, or even 24/7, we are available to give your independent senior the essential care they need.
Our services assist with a plethora of daily tasks. In the house, we can help with meal prep, light cleaning, organizing, and more. Our experienced caregivers also provide more hands-on help including position changes. When your elder has a doctor’s appointment or a social outing, our caregivers provide safe and reliable transportation.
Our plans are 100% personalized for each client’s individual needs. Our goal is to ensure your loved one is happy, healthy, and safe. We want our clients to have the best quality of life while remaining independent.
Personal care services can include:
Bathing and Hygiene
Daily or semi-daily bathing can vastly improve your senior’s health. When you feel clean, your self-esteem and mood improve. With a clean body, your senior loved one can avoid common diseases. As your relative gets older, it becomes more difficult to clean themselves. Comfort Keepers caregivers provide additional help they need to be clean and groomed:
- Showering and bathing
- Getting dressed, including shoes and accessories (belt, watch, jewelry, etc.)
- Brushing teeth or dentures
- Makeup application
- Shaving with an electric razor
- Styling and brushing hair
Keeping your senior healthy is our priority. Many seniors are too embarrassed to ask for help for this sensitive nature. Our caregivers give them the dignity they deserve.
Fall Prevention and Mobility Assistance
When a senior falls, they are at risk for big injury. We want to avoid any unnecessary pain. The riskiest room in the house is the bathroom. Many wet surfaces can cause your senior to slip and hurt themselves. During our first house visit, we suggest many options to keep your bathroom and other rooms safe.
The benefits of our mobility assistance include:
- Less risk with trained help and a steady arm
- Less temptation to skip out on housekeeping tasks or personal hygiene, like getting to the bathroom to bathe or getting around the kitchen for dinner
- Companionship to help with chores not only makes tasks easier to complete but also brings comfort just in having someone to talk to and socialize
Transferring and Positioning
For seniors, simply readjusting themselves can cause them pain. Our caregivers are available to ensure your loved one can get around his or her home comfortably. This may include getting in and out of bed, chairs, and wheelchairs.
You may not realize this but proper bed positioning can improve your senior’s health. We help your loved one move into a position that reduces bedsores and muscle atrophy and encourages proper breathing and digestion.
Toileting and Incontinence Care
During this sensitive aspect of personal care and daily living, our caregivers provide your loved one with the dignified care they need to stay clean and healthy.
At Comfort Keepers, we build a trusting relationship to ensure your elder relative is comfortable. Remaining clean and comfortable is a big part of daily hygiene. Many seniors lack the confidence to ask for sensitive help but it’s vital to their health.
Ask your loved one if they need to add incontinence care to their personal care plan. If your loved one needs our toiletry assistance, we’d be happy to ensure your elder relative feels comfortable and secure.
Senior Nutrition & Meal Prep
Diet is a major part of senior health. Though many independent elders have restrictions on their diets, it doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy what they eat. Our caregivers can accommodate any dietary restrictions:
Different medications can have food restrictions or sensitivities associated with them, and physician-created nutrition plans typically account for these sensitivities. The timing of medication doses can be a critical part of a care plan. Timing can be a concern, especially if a senior is dealing with physical limitations or memory loss.
Proper nutrition can be an issue for seniors living alone. Moving around the kitchen and lifting pots and pans may be harder than it once was, and as a result, healthier home-cooked meals are challenging. Instead, those meals may be substituted with fast food, packaged food, or simply less calorie consumption. The elderly need to consume enough calories and the right nutrients to avoid obesity, excessive weight loss, and dehydration.
Dehydration can lead to many serious problems if left unchecked. It continues to be one of the most frequent causes of hospitalization among older adults. Eight 8-ounce glasses are generally considered the standard when it comes to proper daily intake, but more may be needed depending on prescribed medications or health conditions.
Comfort Keepers caregivers can create an exciting meal plan for any kind of diet. We can plan, cook, and even provide companionship during meals. When your elder needs to pick up their groceries, our caregivers can provide transportation and shop with them. After the eating is done, we can put away the leftovers and clean up. Mealtime can be enjoyable with the expert caregivers from Comfort Keepers.
Our uplifting personal care services can also include:
- Care for those with memory issues or cognitive impairments
- Medication reminders and management
- Change in condition monitoring
- Fall risk assessment and assistance with fall prevention
- Assisting with errands or transportation to appointments
- Support for physician-prescribed exercise programs
Learn How We Can Help You or Your Loved One Today
We provide quality at-home personal care services to any senior or disabled adult in the Port Orange area. Call (386) 322-8882 today for a free consultation.