Personal Care Services

Supporting your independence with dignity and compassion

Daily living, personal care, and hygiene can become a challenge when living with an illness, injury, or recovering from an operation. Knowing when to get help for our loved ones isn’t always easy, especially with personal care. Everyone wants to care for their personal appearance, but asking for help with it can be tricky. Similarly, knowing how to take care of someone in the most personal ways, like changing catheters and maintaining stoma bags, isn’t something we’re all necessarily familiar with. 

Home Instead Bristol North is here to help. We understand that unfamiliarity with caring for someone is normal. That’s why we provide care for you or your loved one in the comfort and familiar surroundings of your own home.

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What is personal care?

Personal care consists of assistance and support with daily personal living tasks, private hygiene, dressing and grooming. Personal care may include bathing and showering, including bed baths, and lotion and ointment application as needed. It affords you or a loved one the chance to receive discreet and considerate one-to-one care from a fully-trained care professional. 

Personal care isn’t just a service for elderly people. Good personal care can drastically improve the quality of life for someone recovering from an injury or surgery or suffering from an illness or disability.

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The benefits of Personal Care Services at home

It takes a lot to find quality personal care services that you can trust, as everyone has their own preferences and ways of living their life.

The benefits of personal care services at home include:

  • Individualised and professional personal care services

We understand that everyone is unique, which is why Home Instead Bristol North always builds a close rapport with our clients. This allows us to adjust our personal care plan to suit the needs and preferences of you or your loved ones. In residential care homes, residents will often see a team of carers in one day, which can confuse people with dementia. We deliver the highest standard of consistent care that is tailor made each client’s needs.

  • True companionship and understanding of the needs at hand

Our strength lies in our Care Professionals, as we strive to be true companions to our clients. Unlike residential care homes and other home care services, our approach is person-centred. This means we match the perfect caregiver to the client. Our Care Professionals will not compromise when it comes to giving you the types of care, valuable companionship, and the support you require. Your joy and satisfaction is personal to us.

  • Help support your close family members.

While it might seem like an easy decision to let a family member look after your personal care needs, the duties of specialist care may become too much. Our team of Care Professionals treat everyone with the dignity and respect they deserve. They will learn to understand precisely how you like something to be done, where, when, and how. This allows you to get back to spending quality time with your loved one.

  • Efficient and timely communication

Our personal care plan involves an efficient and timely communication guarantee, so you are always aware of the condition of your loved ones. We will also coordinate with the designated medical care providers to have all the support needed and the best life possible.

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Personal Care for people with dementia

When someone is diagnosed with dementia, it can be difficult to know what to do and where to go. The many stages of dementia make it challenging to know what types of care are needed and when.

It’s common to associate Alzheimer’s disease and dementia with elderly people, but the condition can also affect younger people too. Research shows that 5% of people with Alzheimer’s disease will experience early-onset and before age 65.

Home Instead Bristol North can provide a high level of personal care to people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. People who have advanced dementia may not be able to care for themselves like they used to. 

At Home Instead Bristol North, our Care Professionals understand precisely what personal hygiene means to a person. They know that it’s not only about cleanliness and hygiene; it also includes daily tasks like dressing yourself in a way that makes you feel confident about your appearance – it’s an outward expression of who you are on the inside.

Hygiene can also come down to domestic tasks like wiping down surfaces, making sure dishes are clean, and looking after the small things they may have forgotten. It’s a quality of care that is necessary to keep close to an independent life.

Care homes may offer similar support to vulnerable people, but receiving specialist care from familiar surroundings is priceless.

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Personal Care in the comfort of your own home

When you need help with your personal hygiene, we can assist. We offer many services to ensure a modest and dignified life for our clients.

At Home Instead Bristol North, we believe everyone deserves the best support and comfort every day.

This is why we are committed to delivering a broad range of personal care services provided by our Care Professionals.

These services can include:

  • Shower and bathing assistance
  • Help with dressing
  • Personal grooming needs
  • Toilet assistance and incontinence care
  • Bathing assistance
  • Help with oral hygiene
  • Assistance with meals
  • Medication management
  • Support while performing daily exercises

Personal care goes beyond the confines of the home. Maintaining a social life can be challenging if you don’t feel clean or can’t perform routine responsibilities. Without social interaction, daily life can become difficult.

Our Care Professionals also provide companionship through care visits; tailored based on what’s essential for each individual.

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Let us take care of you or your loved one

Are you looking for high-quality care and an excellent level of service? Why not get in touch with us today and let us make a difference in your life.

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