Minerva Home Healthcare provides Certified Nursing Aides to provide personal care services to individuals who need assistance with their activities of daily living as a result of old age, sickness, disability, and/or other inflictions in their homes and communities.
Activities of Daily Living
Activities of daily living refer to activities, including bathing, dressing, transferring, using the toilet, eating, and walking, which reflect clients’ capacity for self-care.
Personal Care services include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Assisting with eating including:
- Preparing simple food for clients with eating difficulties by cutting or pureeing,
- Monitoring food and liquid intake, following special diets,
- Observing eating behaviors, and,
- Monitoring eating safety risks such as swallowing and choking.
- Assisting with bathing including:
- Bed bathing, sponge bathing, tub bathing, showering, and, perineal care.
- using bath equipment, including:
- tub seat, hand-held shower hand.
- Assisting with tooth care including:
- Brushing permanent teeth, flossing, using rubber pick, or, removing, cleaning, and inserting dentures.
- Assisting/providing grooming, including:
- Shaving with an electric, beard trimming, and, applying make-up.
- Assisting/providing hair care, including:
- Brushing, shampooing, and, styling,
- Assisting with bowel regularity, including:
- Monitoring bowel movements and appearance,
- Following prescribed diets for bowel maintenance.
- Assisting with transfers including:
- One person pivot transfer, two-person transfers,
- Using mechanical lifts, and, using wheelchair, walker and/or cane.
- Assisting with self-administered medication, including:
- Reminding the client to take medications,
- Placing medication within reach of the client, providing water for oral medication,
- And, reassuring the client that medication has been taken.
- Assisting/providing basic skin care, including:
- Washing and drying, applying non-prescription body lotions or creams, and,
- Observing skin changes.
- Assisting with dressing including putting on support stockings, which do not require a physician’s prescription.
- Assisting with nail maintenance including:
- Soaking, trimming/filing (non-diabetic patient only),
- Emptying or changing external urinary collecting devices, including catheter bags and supra-pubic bags.
- Encouraging clients to perform normal body movements, as tolerated,
- Encouraging clients to follow prescribed exercise programs,
- Assisting with prosthetics such as applying/removing/cleaning hearing aids and limbs,
- Assisting with menstrual care,
- Assistance with urinals, bedpans and/or commodes,
- Providing bowel and bladder incontinence care,
- Assisting with the positioning in bed, wheelchair, and other chairs,
- Assisting with positioning cradles, rolls, and pillows,
- Assisting with transferring back and forth from the bed, wheelchair, toilet, and chair,
- Providing colostomy care and emptying ostomy bag, and,
- Emptying, cleaning, and changing urinary drainage bags.
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