Personal care is available for daily tasks that you are now unable to do, such as bathing, showering, dressing and toileting, all in the comfort of your own home. Working to your regular routines, your personal carer will ensure that you get all the support that you need, tailored to your specific needs. Your fully trained carer will deliver you an exemplary level of care which is perfect for you. We believe in the importance of seeing a familiar face on a regular basis, especially when it comes to personal care.
Personal care is the term used to refer to supporting people with personal hygiene and toileting alongside maintaining personal appearance. Because of the increased physical interaction and potential for complexity when providing personal care, we ensure that your loved one’s care plan is tailored to their individual needs in order to allow them to achieve their end goal.
Getting to know your loved one, their likes and dislikes, the hygiene or beauty products they like to use will be taken into consideration whilst assembling your care plan. Particular tasks such as a nail or foot care will be outlined with instructions for your carer.
Each and every carer is specially trained, to the same level as one at a residential care home, and will be respectful to your personal preferences. Before working with you, your personal carer will have received extensive training when they learnt the importance of enabling your dignity and independence at all times.
Carers are there to give you all of the support that you need, but somethings you may prefer to do yourself. Your carer will respect this and will try to encourage your independence in every way possible in order to achieve your own personal goal.
Like all forms of care, your care plan will be built around your personal preferences, individual needs and daily routines. If you want to bathe when you wake up or just before you go to bed your personal carer will happily follow your schedule, allowing you to live the way that suits you.
With home care, you have a choice of either a visiting carer, someone who visits you at set times of the day or overnight to provide you with the support that you need. On the other hand if you require a more intense level of support or more ongoing support you can receive live in care in which a carer lives at home with you.
This could include;
Carers can also help those with limited mobility move around the home safely and can prepare meals, complete chores and even offer companionship and become more like a friend the longer you spend together.
Sometimes personal care can be quite an uncomfortable and demanding task for a close family member to carry out for a loved one, as it is a lot of responsibility, with some feeling awkward about a change in the relationship.
In these instances, it can be much easier to have a trained professional who is accustomed to supporting with personal care to come to your loved one’s house and step in. Choosing a carer that your loved one is comfortable with is vital whether they are male, female, young or old- means that carer becomes a regular friendly face for your loved one to rely on whilst offering gentle encouragement and a little bit of extra support.
Our personal care can include help with;