Personal Care

Personal Care – These are routine daily activities which elders need assistance with.  Our caregivers decrease your caregiver burden by applying their expertise for these highly personal tasks.  

Taking elder on a walk or just getting out for fresh air and sun

  • By getting out regularly, your elder will improve their mood, and decrease depression
  • It helps with balance, coordination and therefore, fall prevention
  • When walking, it strengthens bones
  • Fresh air helps with circulation
  • Getting out in the sun helps with vitamin D absorption
  • It helps with the feeling of independence

Showering or bathing

  • A standard safety routine is a must when it comes to showering or bathing 
  • Our caregivers ensure proper water temperature, not rushing through the routine , clearing the area of trip hazards
  • Elders receive assistance with getting in and out of the shower/bath safely
  • For family caregivers, it relieves them of the awkwardness of giving an elderly loved one a shower or bath
  • Keeping to a regular schedule ensures healthy skin and reduces allergens and other health problems 
  • Gathering towels, clothes, bathing supplies takes time and effort.  In addition, attending to your loved one throughout the showering or bathing likewise takes patience, time and effort.


  • Our caregivers have a keen eye for coordinating and elder’s clothes and accessories
  • Helping elders choose their clothes preserves their independence
  • Safety is key.  Our caregivers help elders get on their clothes with gentle fluid motions
  • Our caregivers demonstrate patience, since for some elders it takes some time to dress properly
  • Good sharp looking clothes helps boost self-esteem and deters depression

Medicine reminder

  • Medication which elders self administer requires precision each time.  It’s vital for health.
  • Our caregivers can focus on this one task, thereby freeing up family caregiver’s time
  • Family caregivers’ schedule may conflict with giving medicine reminders and documentation
  • Accuracy prevents harmful side effects


  • Toileting is part of aging in place and honoring an elder’s desire for independent living
  • Our caregivers can suggest and alert elders of their regular schedule of toileting
  • They can encourage plenty of liquids and foods amenable to toileting
  • They can monitor that the bathroom and the toilet is safe from tripping hazards and is well lit
  • It can involve transferring to and from the toilet seat and personal hygiene including assisting with portable commodes and bed pans
  • Our caregivers will patiently await transferring to and from the toilet seat and personal hygiene including assisting with portable commodes and bed pans, and afford them privacy.  The family caregivers can avoid the awkwardness of toileting their elder family loved one


  • Families of elders need to wisely choose foods to give elders needed nutrients, because appetite decreases as they age
  • Our caregivers cut foods into edible sizes when needed and provide portion control
  • Through reliable companionship, our caregivers participate in sharing in one of the activities which may be a highlight of the day – eating a home cooked meal
  • Caregivers employ good listening skills and provide meaningful conversation at eating times
  • This elevates mood because elders are not eating alone

Positioning and Transferring

  • Abiding by all safety procedures to complete the transfer – ensuring safety for the elder loved one and the caregiver
  • Using correct posture, lifting techniques and if applicable, assistive devices. 
  • Helps elder to feel independent in their own home
  • Family caregiver may not be able to assist due to health concerns