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Personal Care Services:

The term includes, but is not limited to, assistance with self-administered medications, feeding, oral, skin and mouth care, shaving, assistance with ambulation, bathing, hair care and grooming, dressing, toileting and transfer activities. 

Grooming, and Hygiene: This includes bathing, dressing assistance for weather appropriate clothing and preferences for good personal appearance, shampooing, shaving (with an electric shaver), hair combing and styling, and other grooming needs.

Mobility Assistance: This includes assisting the consumer to get from place to place to place in and around their communities to be able to keep and maintain relationships that has been built and make/create new relationships in the community. Assisting consumer to maintain their mobility for as long as they are capable.

Nutrition: This includes supporting consumers to adhere to their specific special diets and making choices for more healthier food options to maintain and improve dietary health. Assisting with feeding needs.  

Toileting and Incontinence Care: This includes ensuring toileting is done timely to prevent skin break downs/infections, hygiene issues and unwanted odors.

Transferring and Positioning: This includes assisting the consumer to safely get in and out of bed, chairs, and wheelchairs, repositioning and positioning to eliminate the risk bed sores and muscle atrophy and limit the risk of falls, and to assist consumer to safely maintain ambulatory health.   

Medication Reminders: Direct Care Workers cannot administer medication. This includes medication reminders only for consumers to self-administer their medication as prescribed. Reading medication labels, assisting to open medication containers and reminding consumers when it is time for each does of medication.

Companionship Services:

Companionship Services: Socialization, support and assistance with instrumental activities of daily living. 

Meal Preparation: This includes assisting the consumers to prepare meals of the consumer’s choice that meet nutritional and dietary needs. This can be hot or cold meals that can be prepared with or for the consumer depending on the consumer ability.

Laundry: This includes sorting, washing, drying, ironing and putting away clean laundry. Laundry can be done in the home of the consumer or at a local laundromat facility

Conversation and Companionship: This includes engaging the consumer in conversations, social and recreational events, reading and social activities of consumers choice.

Light Housekeeping: This include vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathrooms (sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets), cleaning kitchens (sinks, appliances, counters, and taking out the trash), straightening all rooms, organizing closets and drawers. Areas to be cleaned reachable without the use of a ladder and not requiring furniture to be removed.

Grocery Shopping/Errands: This include grocery shopping and other errands, such as stopping at the pharmacy or post office, market, hair/beauty salon, barbershop.

Transportation: This includes driving consumers to places such as medical appointments, barbershops, beauty salons, and shopping or anywhere the consumer chooses to go during the time of services provisions within the scope of service provision.

Grooming Guidance: This includes assisting clients with shampooing, shaving, hair combing and styling, and other grooming needs.

Respite Care:

Personal care and assistance with instrumental activities of daily living provided on a short-term basis because of the absence or need for relief for those persons normally providing the services. 

Specialized Care:

Non-skilled services unique to the consumer’s care needs that facilitate the consumer’s health, safety and welfare, and ability to live independently. 

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