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Personal Care Services for Seniors in Orlando

What is Personal Care?

Personal care (or private duty care) is a form of in-home healthcare that aims to assist individuals with the tasks of daily life in the event that they are unable to perform the tasks themselves. Family members typically seek personal care assistance for a senior loved one when they do not feel comfortable performing the tasks themselves, or are unable to do it themselves due to schedule conflicts, physical disability, or some other reason.

Our Personal Care Services include:

  • Assistance with a safe bathing environment
  • Personal hygiene assistance such as bathing, shaving, and brushing hair
  • Diet monitoring
  • Meal planning and meal prep
  • Medication reminders
  • Assistance with dressing
  • Walking assistance
  • Assistance with restroom use
  • Light housekeeping
  • Incontinence care

When are Personal Care Services Needed?

Senior Helpers knows the struggles that a family encounters when everyday tasks and personal care tasks become difficult for a loved one to complete independently as a result of aging, a medical condition, or an acute injury. Oftentimes, these personal tasks require a little more hands-on support and loved ones may not feel comfortable performing certain tasks themselves (like toileting or bathing). Our in-home personal care services offer families the opportunity to take time out from caregiving responsibilities, leaving their loved one in the hands of a trusted Senior Helpers caregiver.

Personal Care vs. Companion Care

Personal care services are different from companion care services. Personal care involves carrying out personal needs that require physical assistance, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, and incontinence care. On the other hand, companion care is often described as non-skilled or low-level assistance that doesn't require as much training as personal care aides. Companion caregivers will help loved ones with instrumental activities of daily living (ADLs) that do not involve physical assistance such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, running errands, laundry, transportation to and from appointments, taking medication, shopping for groceries, etc.

While many seniors don't need 24-hour live-in care or around-the-clock assistance, they do sometimes require help with personal care from time to time and may benefit from regular visits from a caregiver for companionship and socialization.

What are the Benefits of Personal Care Services?

Personal care services for seniors can provide loved ones with the help they need when they just don't have the energy, strength, or balance to get things done on their own. Personal care aide assistance, such as dressing and grooming, toileting and bathing, meal preparation, and light housekeeping tasks is vital for preserving dignity and independence while promoting healthy aging. Hiring a personal care caregiver can also give family members much-needed respite and help seniors continue living in their own homes.

How Much Does Personal Care Aide Cost?

The cost of hiring a personal care assistant varies based on the number of hours needed, location, and complexity of the care involved. But when comparing agencies, the real issue is the value being provided. While Senior Helpers is competitive with comparable agencies providing care with supervised employees (rather than simply referring independent contractors), no other agency in central Florida provides as much value.

Why Choose Senior Helpers as Your Personal Care Provider?

If you are feeling overwhelmed by your loved one’s dementia diagnosis and don’t know where to start, you are not alone. Finding a caregiver on your own can be a daunting task to take on yourself and it’s hard to know where to start and which questions to ask. Hiring an agency can take the burden off of finding the right caregiver and give you peace of mind knowing that we will take care of everything for you.

If you choose to hire Senior Helpers, you can take comfort in the fact that our caregivers are all fully screened, extensively trained, and equipped to provide your senior loved one with the confidential care that will allow them to maintain their autonomy and stay independent for as long a possible.

Our home care providers are supervised employees and not independent contractors. Our agency verifies employee credentials and references, completes required background checks, assesses skills, and provides opportunities for ongoing training.

  • Senior Helpers Orlando is accredited by The Joint Commission. Only 8% of home care companies receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the nation's oldest accrediting entity in health care.
  • We never send a stranger. Senior Helpers Orlando makes it a priority to ensure that caregivers are appropriately introduced before starting a caregiving assignment.
  • Nurse support is available 24/7.
  • Senior Helpers Orlando has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau in Central Florida.
  • Senior Helpers has been recognized on Fortune's 2021 Best Workplace in Aging Services' list for At-Home Care!
  • Senior Helpers Orlando is bonded and insured.
  • Senior Helpers is the only agency using LIFE Profile, a scientifically based method for assessing a client’s needs and appropriate schedule.

Contact Senior Helpers for Your Personal Care Services

If you think that you or your loved one would benefit from temporary or long-term personal care services, call Senior Helpers Orlando today at (407)966-2854 and ask to speak with a senior care specialist or schedule a free consultation.