Daily Living Services
At Gentle Hands Home Care, we know that some of the things you used to do easily, may become overwhelming. That’s where we are here to help.
Simply put, our Personal Support Specialists (PSS) ensure that you are as comfortable as possible in your home. They will help you with your day to day tasks, assist with personal hygiene and mobility, and help you remember to take your medication. It is their job to help you see the brighter side of life, when it may seem bleak.
Our PSS are trained to make your home as clean and comfortable as possible. They will help with vacuuming, dusting, windows, and light cleaning of kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms. They are not equipped to move furniture or do deep cleaning. However, they can assist in finding a local cleaning company to come in to take care of those larger jobs.
Feeling clean will often lift one’s spirits, as well as, aid in healing and maintaining good health. Our PSS will assist with getting in and out of the shower or tub. Once you are in the tub or shower, they are trained to discreetly stand by and observe to ensure that you are able to safely complete your routine. They are ready to help with other hygiene/grooming and getting dressed.
Whether an effect of age, surgery, or medical condition, mobility is an issue we deal with often. You may need help getting out of your favorite chair, in or out of bed or the tub, or on/off the toilet. Our PSS are trained in safely and efficiently getting you around your home. Additionally, all of our PSS are trained in the safe operation of Hoyer Lifts, the assistive devices that allow you to be transferred from one resting position to another.
Meal preparation is another service our PSS are trained to assist with. They can help with peeling, cutting and slicing healthy meats, fruits, and vegetables, preparing diet-appropriate snacks, heating up pre-made meals or being your helper while you cook your favorite meal.
Taking your medications as prescribed is key in healing and maintaining a consistent quality of life. Our PSS are trained in the tools to help you develop the habit of taking your medications on the days and the times your doctors have recommended. They can help you set up reminders in a way that best fits your lifestyle.
We’ll discuss all of these things with you during your free consultation. Then we can build a custom plan and affordable pricing for you…whether it is private pay on our sliding scale or through Medicaid/Medicare.