Personal Care

Is it difficult for you or a loved one to perform simple daily activities?  Would the assistance of another person make these tasks manageable for you, and improve the quality of your life?  If you answered “yes” to these questions, Personal Care Services might be what you need.

In the home health care field, the textbook definition of Personal Care Services is, “services that are provided by a Personal Care Worker (PCW) to assist clients with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs).”

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are self-care tasks that people normally do every day.

In home health care, ADLs are usually broken down into 6 basic self-care tasks:

  1. Bathing – washing your body to keep good healthy hygiene
  2. Dressing – being able to change clothing to maintain good healthy hygiene
  3. Feeding – being able to make a meal and eat the meal
  4. Transferring – being able to physically move from one place to another while performing activities
  5. Continence – being able to control bowel and bladder function and being able to perform the personal hygiene tasks associated with these activities (this includes caring for a catheter or colostomy bag.)
  6. Toileting – being able to get to and from the toilet, and perform the personal hygiene tasks associated with these activities

If you are a loved one are in need of personal care services, please call us at (615) 352-1074 or click to Request Personal Care Services.