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Personal Care & Bathing
 
Sometimes performing what were once very simple tasks can be a source of great frustration for individuals dealing with the challenges of chronic illness, recovery from surgery, or the effects of growing older. As the assigned in-home supportive care provider, I may assist with personal grooming such as oral hygiene, hair care and bathing. Assistance may be provided with getting into and out of bed, walking with a walker to the bathroom, or using commodes, bedpans, or urinals, as well as repositioning of a bed-bound client. Other support includes changing colostomy bags, changing non-sterile dressings, and non-sterile bowel and bladder hygiene. My primary goal is to assist clients with accomplishing these tasks while maintaining their personal dignity and independence to the greatest extent possible.