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Personal Care

What is Personal Care?

Personal care means looking after your basic needs to make sure you are up and about every day, and will provide you with the services to maintain your activities of daily living. At Fingal Home Care, our personal home care services can mean that our Carers see you when you need us most. It could be first thing in the morning, last thing at night and in between, every day, year round.

Personal care covers the following types of help and support in your own home:

Personal Hygiene

Washing/Showering/Bathing/Oral Hygiene - Our Carers will always treat you with dignity and respect, and are fully aware that whether you are new to personal care or have had these services for many years, it is never easy to accept that you require help in this regard.  We promise to treat you with the utmost dignity and respect and at all times be mindful of a clients' modesty.  We never, ever assume that a client 'gets used to it'.

Toileting

Our Carers can assist you with your toileting needs and only remain in the bathroom at your request, or when deemed absolutely necessary for health and safety reasons. We can assist you to transfer on and off the toilet and taking care of any incontinence needs.

Dressing

When you get dressed and undressed, we’ll do the bending and fastening of buttons, zips and shoe laces, and make sure you are not in danger of trips or falls.  We'll even have all your clean clothes heating on the radiator ready for when you get out of the shower or bath.

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Mobility and Transferring

Our Carers can assist you to transfer safely with the appropriate moving aids, including hoisting (always requires two carers). Whether it is getting in and out of bed, the shower, or from a chair to your wheelchair.

Eating and Drinking

An important element of our personal home care services is the help our Carers provide with eating and drinking. We can prepare a fresh, healthy, nutritious meal for you from scratch, a tasty sandwich or simply heat up a prepared meal. We can even keep an eye on the fridge so you will never be eating old, out-of-date food.  We can also assist you with special preparation requirements such as blending foods or thickening liquids, exactly how you like it (as medically directed).

Meal Prepration / Chef Services

Yes, we really have qualified Chefs on staff who can prepare healthy nutritious meals in bulk if you so desire.  In addition to their Chef qualification our staff also have their Food Safety and HACCP Fetac 5 certification.  Our Chefs can make up a variety of meals and pop them in the freezer, ready for you/parent or relative when you need them.  Food can also be thickened and prepared just how you like them (as medically directed).

Prompting Medication

As you will know some medications need to be taken at the same time every day. Our Carers can remind you to take your medicine from your blister packs (your pharmacist can do this for you). Our Carers provide non-medical care in the home and so are not permitted to administer medication to you.

Home Help Services

Our Carers can assist you out with light household tasks such as washing up, vacuuming, floor washing, dusting, cleaning the bathroom, making beds, putting away your grocery shopping, ironing and laundry care.

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PROMOTING INDEPENDENT LIVING

At Fingal Home Care we continually promote the principle of independent living and that means we will assist you in the manner that you require, and not taking over and doing tasks that you would rather and can do yourself.  We are here to help you to stay in your own home.

 

We can provide personal care visits for as little as half an hour up to several hours per day according to your needs.

 

Read More about all the Services we can provide you with in your own home.

 

CONTACT US

For further information on availing of our Home Care Services for you or your loved one, please contact the Client Care Manager for your Area. They will arrange for a prompt assessment of your needs and discuss the types of supports we can offer you.

Alternatively, please submit your request for a phone or email response via our Contact Us page.

  

 

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  • Phone: 01-8021118
  • Fax: 01-8021126
  • Email: info@fingalhomecare.ie
  • Company Registered Number: 293926