What is Personal Care?
Personal care is a broad term that supports basic personal hygiene and activities of daily living, including dressing, grooming, and toileting. Comfort Keepers’ trained caregivers assist with personal care needs ranging from stand-by assistance to full care depending on each client’s individual needs.
This can include basic tasks, such as bathing, mobility assistance, incontinence and toileting care, preparing and serving meals, to more hands-on personal care including position changes for those clients that are bedbound and specialized care for those with memory issues or cognitive impairments, fall risk assessment and prevention, change in condition monitoring.
Personal home care services can also include assistance with outings, social events, shopping trips, and other activities of interest to maintain engagement both physically and emotionally.
Comfort Keepers can develop a custom care plan for your loved one that includes physical safety and wellbeing, emotional health, and socialization. Our goal is to help our clients have the best quality of life while maintaining their independence at home.
Plans can include:
Bathing and Hygiene
⦁ Showering and bathing
⦁ Getting dressed, including shoes and accessories (belt, watch, jewelry, etc.)
⦁ Brushing teeth or dentures
⦁ Styling and brushing hair
⦁ Makeup application
⦁ Shaving with an electric razor
Fall Prevention and Mobility Assistance
⦁ 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
Toileting and Incontinence Care
⦁ We offer compassionate, dignified help with these personal aspects of daily living
⦁ We can provide a senior incontinence care plan and help with daily hygiene
⦁ By building a trusted relationship, our caregivers can help your loved ones in the comfort of home
⦁ A big part of dealing with incontinence care is simply remaining clean and comfortable
Senior Nutrition & Meal Prep
⦁ We provide meal preparation and can support physician-prescribed nutrition and diet plans to accommodate special dietary restrictions
⦁ We also provide assistance with grocery shopping
⦁ Different medications can have food restrictions or sensitivities associated with them, and physician-created nutrition plans typically account for these sensitivities
⦁ Timing of meal prep can be a critical part of a care plan, 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.
⦁ Dehydration can lead to a number of serious problems if left unchecked. It continues to be one of the most frequent causes of hospitalization among older adults
Other personal care services can include:
⦁ Care for those with memory issues or cognitive impairments
⦁ Medication reminders and management
⦁ Assisting with errands or transportation to appointments
⦁ Support for physician prescribed exercise programs
⦁ Change in condition monitoring
⦁ Fall risk assessment and assistance with fall prevention.