All individuals have the right to expect safe, effective and quality delivery of personal and clinical care. Personal care delivered in the home has the aim of allowing individuals to maintain dignity,comfort and overall health when mobility issues make day to day personal tasks difficult to manage. It can be essential to independent living.
What Does Personal Care Involve?
Personal care and services can include:
supervising or helping with bathing, showering, personal hygiene and dressing
providing personal mobility aids and communication assistance for individuals with impaired hearing, sight or speech
nursing services, such as catheter care and wound management
services aimed at getting back or improving an individual's independence or daily living activities
specialised therapy services, such as support for individuals living with cognitive impairment.
Manual Handling Courses & Personal Care
As there can be a degree of physical work involved in personal care, we recommend a short course in Manual Handling to ensure the risk of injury is minimised.
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To become a care or support worker, please visit www.careseekers.com.au/carer
To find aged care services, please visit www.careseekers.com.au/services/aged-care-workers
To find disability support services, please visit www.careseekers.com.au/services/disability-support-workers