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Personal Care

People often take for granted the things they do every day, like climbing stairs, taking care of personal hygiene and even just getting out of bed in the morning. But these things can become major challenges as you age. In many cases, loved ones think the only solution is to put their older family members into nursing homes. Right at Home’s caregivers can provide personal care with dignity and respect, so the home can be a place of comfort, not frustration. Contact us today at (415) 233-7855 to get more information on how we can help you.

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What Is Personal Care

For clients requiring a higher level of physical assistance, personal care includes all available services under companion care, plus specialized assistance with one or more of the six basic Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), as defined below:

  • Ambulation/Mobility, including transferring from bed to chair and back
  • Bathing or Showering
  • Dressing
  • Eating   
  • Grooming, including oral hygiene
  • Toileting and Incontinence Care

Because of the increased physical interaction and potential for complexity when providing personal care, Right at Home requires all of our care providers to have appropriate level training and/or experience, affording an added level of assurance that they understand how to interact safely with a frail, older person.

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Mobility Assistance

Mobility isn’t just a matter of safety—it’s a matter of freedom. Right at Home’s caregivers have been trusted to help preserve that freedom for seniors and adults with disabilities across the country. We can help you with:

  • Walking assistance
  • Paraplegia/quadriplegia care
  • Wheelchair assistance
  • Safety supervision
  • Transferring
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Hygiene

Personal hygiene is an important part of feeling well. But we know that as one ages, basic hygiene can become a challenge. Our caregivers can discreetly help with:

Bathing
  • Bed baths
  • Shower and tub assistance
  • Stand-by assistance

Personal Hygiene
  • Grooming
  • Dressing
  • Oral care
  • Bathroom and incontinence assistance
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Meal Assistance

Not only can our trained caregivers help with planning and preparing meals that fit special dietary needs, they can also help seniors who experience problems feeding themselves. No matter the situation, we’ve got you covered.

I Want to Do It All By Myself

We can all relate to those words, first heard from young children as they savor their newfound ability to function independently. Clearly that sense of wanting to be independent and self-reliant doesn't go away as we get older. The process of helping seniors retain their dignity and self-worth as their care needs increase is a delicate walk.

At Right at Home, we recognize that, no matter the age, there is a strong desire to be able to continue to manage one's own personal care, particularly in the areas of bathing, toileting, dressing, and grooming. Family members may also struggle when confronted with the need to step in and assist a loved one with, or perform tasks related to, hygiene. Understanding the sensitivity around privacy and modesty is the first step in successfully assisting with personal care.

Our staff is hired based on their experience, knowledge and ability to demonstrate sensitivity and empathy with our clients. An in-depth interview by two of our senior managers prior to hire consists of several "situational" questions and helps to assure that our personal care staff are well-suited for their work in the home.

Team Approach

Our approach to personal care services is to encourage self-care to the extent possible by providing guidance, cueing and assistance at the minimal level required. The goal is for clients to continue to perform as many of their care tasks as possible, with caring assistance. Patience and allowing ample time to complete personal care are key to a successful relationship between client and caregiver.

If you would like to learn more about Right at Home's home care services, please call us at (415) 233-7855 or contact us and we will be glad to help.

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