Why choose Personal Care?
Along with housekeeping and companion care, Personal Care Assistance is the service most-often requested by families considering home care for their aging loved one.
Whether our caregivers are in the client’s home 24/7 or provide care just a few hours a day, Personal Care Assistance from our professional caregivers provides peace of mind about your loved one’s health and safety.
Find out more about establishing quality Personal Care Assistance services for your family with Family Resource Home Care.
What is Personal Care?
Personal care encompasses a broad range of services relating to the activities of daily living, designed to ensure an individual’s health, hygiene, and safety. These services include:
- Meal Preparation
- Walking or Ambulation
- Transfers and Assists
- Exercise assistance
- Medication reminders
Before services start, we will meet our new client and family at home and have a conversation so we can understand the personal care needs. During this free, comprehensive in-home assessment with the senior and family, we will go into detail about the issues they are experiencing. This will result in a care plan that details the tasks our caregivers will perform.
Meeting at home will also give us an opportunity to assess the home situation and make health and safety recommendations. If needed, we will contact medical professionals for specific instructions relevant to caring for chronic conditions, especially if there has been a recent hospital or acute care facility discharge. We will then assign a wonderful caregiver matched to your loved one’s needs and start service.
Our services are customized to the needs and desires of each client and are designed to achieve the quality of life they seek. Immediate adjustments to caregivers or the care plan can be made as necessary. If the caregiver, senior, or family ever has any questions, supervisors are available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Are there other benefits to having Personal Care?
Because our caregivers spend considerable time with clients, they are often the first to notice changes in physical and mental health. Caregivers monitor client status by direct observation, and by noting and recording vital signs under the direction of health care professionals.
Observation and Reporting – This is one of the most important services caregivers do. It includes monitoring a client’s status and reporting concerns and changes to a supervisor regarding the client’s physical well-being, functional level, cognitive status, skin condition, mood, mobility, interactions with others, and eating and sleeping patterns.
When a Family Resource caregiver observes a change in status and notifies a supervisor, the supervisor will contact the senior’s family. The client’s care plan may then be adjusted as needed. Our client care supervisors can also advise the family if the client’s doctor or other professionals should be consulted.
How do we establish Personal Care services?
At Family Resource Home Care, we start by listening.
We want to know the personal care concerns you have about your family member.
- Are there safety issues you have noticed?
- Changes in health or hygiene?
- Is your loved one at risk for falls, reluctant to venture outside, or do they have mobility issues?
Perhaps you simply are concerned that your loved one may not be taking their medications correctly, or you wish to have a steady point of contact for the peace of mind of knowing your family member’s status on a regular basis.