What is Personal Care?
Personal Care consists of support and supervision for you or your loved one with aspects of daily life and maintaining a regular routine. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England defines this service as the provision of personal care for people who are less able to provide it for themselves because of old age, illness, or disability.
We can assist with an array of tasks, from getting dressed in the morning, to bathing, to helping with daily grooming and everything in between. Personal care assists in maintaining health, wellbeing and independence and can make such a big difference to a person’s life. We understand that having help with such tasks can be a sensitive subject, but we provide peace of mind with our carefully handpicked Carers that respect personal wishes and boundaries at all times. We understand that tasks such as grooming and maintaining personal appearance aren’t essential, but we believe that everyone deserves to feel dignified and not compromise on feeling like their normal self, whatever that may be.
How can React Homecare help?
We ensure all tasks are delivered with compassion, care and quality. With calls from 15 minutes to around the clock care, React Homecare can provide personal care that assists with bathing, getting dressed, preparing meals and more. We can help with grooming, such as hair washing, drying, and electric shaving, and getting care recipients ready for bed at night.
We understand that personal care can be a sensitive subject. Our care professionals are not only compassionate but are experienced in supporting Service Users with their personal care, ensuring dignity, respect and boundaries are always maintained. We encourage our Service Users to maintain their independence as much as possible.
Personal Care covers, but is not limited to:
- Applications of lotions and creams as required
- Bathing and showering, including bed-baths
- Dressing and getting ready for bed
- Oral hygiene
- Support with shaving and grooming
- Helping you to the toilet, including using a commode or bed pan
- Application of make-up, and hair care
- Changing continence pads
- Support moving position in bed, to act as preventative measures for bed sores