What is Personal Care?
Personal care consists of helping 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. It maintains health, wellbeing and dignity by providing help with tasks, in the comfort of your own home. 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?
React Homecare provides personal care around the clock that assists with washing, getting dressed, and meals. We can help with grooming, such as hair washing, drying, and electric shaving. We can also assist in 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