Personal Care

What is Personal Care?

It is a type of personal care that depends on the Individuals/Members needs and well being. This includes Protective Supervision Services, Respite Care Services, and Primary Home Care/ Family Care/ Community Attendant Services.

Everyday Support

Drawing water in sink, basin, or tub; Hauling/ Heating water; Laying out supplies; Assisting in/ out of tub/ shower; Sponge bathing and drying; Bed bathing and drying; Tub bathing and drying; and Standby assistance for safety
Dressing the individual; Undressing the individual; and Laying out clothes
Grooming/ Shaving/ Oral Care
Brushing teeth; Shaving face, underarms, legs upon request/ as needed; Nail care to include keeping nails clean or filing them only; No cutting of finger or toe nails allowed; and Laying out supplies
Routine Hair And Skin Care
Washing hair; Drying hair; Assistance with setting/ rolling/ braiding; Combing and brushing hair; Applying non-prescription lotion to the skin; Washing hands and face; Laying out supplies; and No chemical permanents, tinting, processing, or cutting of the hair
Changing diapers; Changing colostomy bag or emptying catheter bag; Assisting on/ off bedpan; Assisting with use of urinal; Assisting with feminine hygiene needs; Assisting with clothing during toileting; Assisting with toilet hygiene including use of toilet paper and washing hands; Changing external catheter; Preparing toilet supplies and equipment not including preparing the catheter equipment; and Provide standby assistance
Meal Preparation
Cooking a full meal; Warming up prepared food; Planning meals; Helping prepare meals cutting client’s food for eating; and Serving food
Spoon feeding; Bottle feeding; and Assistance with using eating, drinking utensils, adaptive devices, not including tube feeding and to provide standby assistance or encouragement
Assistance With Medication
Reminding client when medication is due to be taken; Opening medication container handing out glass of water; and Never place medication in Individual mouth (Liquid or Pills)
Transfer And Ambulation
Assist in positioning for use of a walking apparatus; Assist with putting on and removing leg braces and prosthesis for ambulation; Assist with ambulation or using steps; Assist with wheelchair ambulation; and Providing standby assistance
Walking with the Individual

Note: For Individuals/Members to receive benefits they must be Medicare or Medicaid recipient in Texas.

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