Typically personal care is arranged for people who are struggling to manage their personal hygiene and grooming due to health issues such as strokes, heart problems, or are recovering from recent surgery or a serious illness or due to ageing and dementia. This could include the following carer support:
Bathing, Hygiene, and Grooming Assistance:
Platinum Healthcare understands clients want to look and feel their best. Good hygiene not only cleanses the skin but helps the client feel refreshed and re-energized. As we age our immune system weakens and we become more susceptible to illnesses and infections. By not bathing regularly, we are helping the germs do their work. Clients tend to feel better both mentally and physically after receiving these services.
Medication Reminders and Prompting:
Carers can help to ensure medications are taken on time and safely. This can make all the difference in a senior remaining independent in their home.
Meal Preparation and Special Diets:
A warm, nutritious meal cooked by a caregiver combined with friendly conversation can brighten a senior’s day. Mealtimes can be an important social time and some seniors may need some additional assistance eating during meals. Proper nutrition and maintaining special diets are necessary for seniors to enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. Correct eating habits can control diabetes, improve the immune system, increase energy levels, and increase mental acuteness.
Transferring and positioning:
Performing these techniques properly is vital. They promote better health and safety for the client. The proper transferring and positioning of a client from a chair to a bed, for example, will eliminate possible pressure on areas of the skin and stiff muscles. The proper positioning of a client in a chair can affect digestion and swallowing.
As needed, clients are assisted with helping them maintain their independence by staying as active as possible. Simple exercises like walking can strengthen the heart and cardiovascular system and reduce the likelihood of fluid build-up. Other benefits of regular physical activity include improving balance, increasing energy, improving mental acuity, warding off depression, and reducing stress.
For a confidential discussion about your specific needs, contact Platinum Healthcare today on 08 9470 4075 .