Home Care: personal care
There are many everyday tasks that are considered personal care. These can be accessed using Home Care, to help people complete their normal daily routine at home.
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As you age, you might find that you need a little extra help with your day to day tasks. As your mobility declines, having some assistance in your home is vital in order to keep you safe and in good health. Many people might initially feel uncomfortable accepting help and this is generally even more so with Personal Care services.
Personal care services are anything that physically assist you and help you to complete your normal day to day tasks. Help with your personal care may include the following:
Given the close and personal nature of these services, often people may wish to request a carer of a particular gender. It is important that you feel comfortable with your carer so that they can assist you with your daily needs without your feeling awkward or exposed in any way.
People who need a high level of personal care are generally recipients of higher level Home Care Packages. Those who have and Level 1 or 2 Home Care Package generally use their hours for cleaning, gardening, home maintenance and transport. A lot of families also choose to look after personal care requirements themselves.
Personal care may also include emotional and psychological help.
All Home Care providers offer personal care services.
When you’re choosing a Home Care provider, if personal care services are important to you, you should look for providers who specialise in this area.
Home Care workers are trained in personal care and will treat you with the utmost dignity and respect.
A quality provider will not only offer professional personal care services but will also ensure they are diligent in noting any changes in your health and your ability to stay safely at home. If they find that the current level of care is inadequate, your provider will help you to apply for a higher level of Home Care Package, or may recommend you supplement your Home Care with private services, or additional help from your family. Sometimes, if your needs have increased greatly, they may recommend that you consider moving into an Aged Care Home.
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