Personal Care

Our high quality personal service is designed to keep you safe, comfortable and living independently in your own home.

Personal care includes care which could be given by family carers. It excludes nursing care of a type requiring a qualified nurse. Here are some examples of personal care (the list is not intended to be exhaustive):

  • Assisting you to get up and/or go to bed, at times specified by you;
  • Moving and handling with or without a mechanical hoist. (Where possible your preferences will be respected but lifting and handling will be undertaken with due regard to health and safety legislation);
  • Washing, bathing, showering and personal hygiene needs;
  • Denture and mouth care;
  • Dressing, undressing and assisting with personal appearance;
  • Assistance with medical items such as surgical support stockings;
  • Assistance with continence including using the toilet, continence pads, emptying and changing catheter and colostomy bags.
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