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What is “personal care"?

Personal care is the support that involves a care professional and a client establishing physical contact.

This might involve personal duties like bathing, showering, applying creams and lotions, dressing, and toileting, as well as continence management and general laundry.

All personal care services are provided in the comfort and familiarity of your own home by a trusted Living at Home care professional. 

A fully trained care professional follows your usual routines and ensures that help is tailored to your specific needs, providing discreet and professional personal care service in the manner that you prefer.

We feel that consistency of service and familiar faces are critical, especially when it comes to personal care services. Please contact Joanne or the team to learn more about how we may assist you or a loved one. We’re here to talk about your personal care service needs and help you find the best home care services for you. You can contact us on 01792 588 111

What are personal care services? 

It also includes help with things like personal hygiene and toileting, as well as help with and supervision of things like getting dressed and grooming 

These are some of the things that people who are older may need help and support with: 

  • Support moving position in bed, to stretch and prevent bed sores 
  • Bathing and showering assistance 
  • Applying lotions and creams as required 
  • Applying make-up, and hair care 
  • Dressing and getting ready for bed 
  • Shaving with an electric razor 
  • Changing continence pads, along with cleaning intimate areas 
  • Personal grooming 
  • Foot care, especially if your diabetes, necessitates extra caution. 
  • Oral hygiene 
  • Toilet assistance and incontinence care 
  • Helping you to the toilet, including using a commode or bedpan 
  • Changing or maintaining a stoma or catheter bag, or engaging in any other type of healthcare procedure
  • Bed baths 

We will work with you to develop a comprehensive care plan

As part of getting to know you as a person, your care plan will describe your likes and dislikes, the hygiene or beauty items you wish to use, and what you feel most comfortable with.

In your care plan, there will always be detailed instructions for how to do things like shaving and diabetic foot care. Each care professional has received extensive training in providing personal care services in a discreet and polite manner. They go through a lot of training to learn how to keep their dignity and promote your independence at all times.

Despite the fact that care professionals are trained to offer all elements of personal care services, you may choose to do certain things for yourself.

The care professional will actively encourage you to do as much for yourself as possible.

A skilled care professional will always give you space when you need it and will work to increase your independence wherever possible.

Personal care's advantages

Personal care assistance, whether it’s aid with dressing, bathing, or meals and medicines, may make a major difference in your quality of life.

We recognise that personal care services is personal to each person.

That’s why our care professionals are discreet and take the time to develop a deep relationship with our customers, ensuring a more personal experience.

Different people have different needs, so we customise our personal care services to meet your demands. We may provide personal care services customised for people living with life-changing or long-term diseases such as a dementia, Parkinson’s, and other ailments, and we can take into consideration additional factors such as health issues or the frailties that come with ageing.

Personal care service solutions 

Personal care services, like other types of care services, are tailored to your specific requirements and habits.  

If you like to wash before breakfast or take a bath before bed, a care professional would gladly follow your routine, allowing you to live your life as you choose. 

You can choose to have a visiting care professional – someone who comes to your house at specific times of the day or even overnight – to offer the assistance you require with personal care services.  

If you require continuing assistance, having a live-in care professional who lives with you and provides 24-hour care may be the best option.

Our care professionals are trained to
assist with other activities such as:

Household cleaning

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Personal hygiene

Emergency response

Help getting dressed

Meal preparation

Medication prompting & support

Shopping & errands

Support with mobility


Organising personal care assistance for a family member 

Personal care issues can be tough for a close friend or family member to handle, with some feeling uncomfortable about a shift in connection or undertaking more intimate responsibilities. 

In situations like these, a care professional who is used to assisting with personal care may step in and assist much more easily.  

Choosing someone who is comfortable with your loved one, whether he or she is male, female, young or elderly, ensures that the care professional becomes a regular pleasant face who offers gentle encouragement and even additional assistance.  If you’d like to chat with Joanne or the team about personal care services or any of the other services we provide, please contact them on 01792 588 111.

To begin your journey of care and support…

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Give the team a call

If you or a loved one think we can help, please contact Joanne and the team

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Arrange a visit

We will visit you at your home to discuss the care and support needs.

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Meet your new friend

We’ll arrange for home visits and reviews to ensure best care and support

Personal care services for someone living with dementia 

It is normal for someone living with dementia to require assistance with personal care.  

However, if that individual is suffering from anxiety and uncertainty about who they are, as well as shame and humiliation about more intimate activities like washing and dressing, this can be challenging. 

We train our care professionals to attempt to identify any reasons for tension or ensuing hostility in someone who is living with dementia.  

They provide gentle support and encouragement to put your loved one at ease.  

It might be as easy as providing more room or even performing the task for them.  Building trust is always important, and a consistent care professional may establish a long-term relationship and rapport.   That care professional will try to help your loved one be as independent as possible, letting them make decisions about what to wear and how to keep to their daily schedules.  Because more than half of our customers are living with a dementia, we provide additional dementia training to all of our care professionals.   We have a number of care professionals who can assist you in supporting your loved one’s independence and provide advice and guidance if you or your family are having difficulties.  If you’d like to chat with Joanne or the team about personal care services or any of the other services we provide, please contact them on 01792 588 111. 

Support for personal care with a catheter, stoma or other medical condition 

You can still live independently and comfortably at home if you have a stoma or catheter.  

Many of our care professionals are skilled in changing catheter bags, stomas, and various types of continence pads thanks to the Living at Home professional team who always put your dignity and comfort first. 

Accidents might be upsetting, but your care professional will ensure that you are as comfortable as possible.  

They’ll assist you in changing into clean clothing while keeping your dignity in mind.  

Personal care services FAQs 

What services does personal care include?

Personal hygiene is the focus of our personal care services.  

Bathing and shower help, personal grooming, oral hygiene, and other services are available to you or a loved one.  

Personal care services, above all, involve services that aim to maintain cleanliness whilst protecting modesty and dignity. 

What is the definition of personal care?

Personal care is a broad term that refers to a variety of services designed to assist people with personal hygiene and toileting, as well as dressing and preserving their personal appearance. 

What do personal care professionals do?

Personal care professionals come to your home to help you with your daily personal hygiene tasks.  

Their assistance is intended to assist you in maintaining proper hygiene. Of course, like a valued friend, they may provide vital companionship and assistance. Your care professionals will stick to an agreed-upon care plan, only doing what you want them to do. 

What does personal care entail?

Bathing and showering, including bed-baths, applying lotions and creams as needed, dressing and getting ready for bed, dental hygiene, continence care, and much more are all examples of Living at Homes personal care services. 

Which aspect of personal hygiene is the most important?

Hand washing is one of the most important personal hygiene practises, if not the most vital. 

How much does personal care services cost?

Our personal care services costs are determined on the client's specific needs and the amount of hours of care provided.  

To offer safe and effective care, we suggest a minimum of one hour for every care visit.  

However, before presenting an estimated cost of treatment, we may talk about how frequently you'd want these visits. 

Your local authority may be able to assist with part of the cost of personal care services, but you may be responsible for the full bill.  

It's worth contacting your local authority to check if any further funding assistance is available. 

How do you give personal care to the elderly?

Personal care services are, at their essence, a one-on-one experience.  

As a result, the amount of care we provide to the elderly will be determined by their choices and independence capabilities.  

If you're caring for an older loved one's personal hygiene requirements on your own, you might be interested in our respite care services.

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