One of the most difficult things to deal with is the feeling of loss that happens when you can’t perform even the most basic tasks. I’ll bet you never would have thought that going to the bathroom by yourself would be something you would be grateful for. I’m going to get personal for a few minutes. About 2 years ago I underwent a craniotomy. Through a series of unfortunate events and complications I was left unable to care for my most basic needs. With awesome occupational therapists i was able to recover fully. However, the experience I had will forever be with me. The main annoyance I had was waiting for someone to take me to the restroom. In a hospital you are completely on another person’s schedule. Often I found I had to wait to long and couldn’t “hold it” so i would end up soiling myself. I would still have to wait for them to change me. Fast forward 2 years, working for Atlantis Home Care we often have clients that need assistance on their own schedule. We do everything possible to make it feel like you have your freedom back.
What is personal care?
Personal care generally covers all care related to hygiene and daily activities. The term can refer to other services provided. However, when used for home care we will refer to it as the hygiene and grooming portion of personal care. The following is a brief list of some of the hygiene and personal care services we offer:
- Toiletries and perineal care such as-
- Bed pans
- Adult briefs
- Bed baths
- Shower assistance
- Sponge baths
- Oral dental hygiene such as teeth cleaning and denture care,
- Grooming, hair care, skin care
Who needs personal care?
Personal care is used by:
- The elderly
- Mental disabled
- Paralyzed individuals
- Special needs children/adults
- Anyone who stands in need of the services listed above
Does personal care cost more?
Nope! A home care agency should not charge more for these services. Personal care falls under the home care umbrella.
What should I do if I am uncomfortable with my caregiver?
With any type of care you should be fully confident in your caregiver. We screen our candidates very carefully and perform follow ups with all our clients. If you are uncomfortable for any reason with your care we will immediately address your concerns and find a quick resolution.