Personal care

​This service provides assistance with daily self-care tasks in order to help a client maintain hygiene and grooming, including:

​eating

​medication support & administration

​bathing

​toileting

​getting in and out of bed

​grooming

​dressing

​moving about the house

​basic foot and nail care

Personal care is usually provided in the home. In some cases, care may be provided in a centre, for example if someone is homeless or living in a temporary shelter.

Support workers must have appropriate training to carry out personal care.

Page reviewed: 04 May 2018 4:07pm