What is Personal Care Services?

What is Personal Care Services?

Personal care services are assistance of a personal care aide with nutritional, environmental support, and personal care functions.  "Such services must be essential to the maintenance of the patient’s health and safety in his or her own home" ordered by the attending physician; based on an assessment of the patient’s needs and of the appropriateness and cost-effectiveness" of services.

Services include

  • Homemaker Services - includes assistance with general household chores such as housekeeping, laundry, shopping for groceries and other essential items, as well as in the preparation of meals. 

  • Family and Caregiver Support - is another area now recognized as important to maintaining a stable home living environment.  Support to caregivers in the form of training and respite care (temporary relief from their caregiving efforts. 

  • Assistance w/self- administered medications

  • Dressing Eating/Feeding Grooming

  •  Maintaining continence

  • Mobility/Positioning

  • Respiratory assistance Skincare

  • Toileting

  • Transferring

  •  Assistance with exercises to increase lung capacity.

  • Assisting students with proper skincare in the case of a chronic skin condition.

  • Physically assisting/ to access the toilet.

  • Bathing 

  • Meal preparation 

  • Personal hygiene

  • Assisting/with teeth brushing, maintaining hygienic conditions, assistance with female menstrual periods, diaper changes, wiping nose, etc

All new clients must complete intake form