Personal care services help individuals remain safe, independent and engaged in leading enriched lives. It’s often the kind of in-home help that allows people to avoid moving out of their homes into a more expensive and less attractive setting.
This can include companionship and also assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Activities of daily living are routine activities that people do every day without needing assistance. The basic ADLs include eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking) and continence. An individual’s ability to perform these ADLs is an important part of understanding the type of services that are needed.
These services can also be utilized as a source of respite by another person who is providing care to their loved one. Many times, family caregivers enlist the help of someone else – whether a friend, sibling or paid professional – to help with certain tasks when they have their hands full. A professional from Interim can be a great relief to overworked family caregivers who need a break.