When Companionship Requires More Skill

 

Assisting with grooming needs such as hair care, shaving, cleaning teeth and routine nail care. Supervising or assisting with tub baths, showers, sponge baths, and bed baths; Providing routine skin care such as applying lotion to dry skin; Assisting with dressing and undressing; Assisting with mobilization activities including turning, transferring, exercising, and walking; Assisting with toilet and/or commode needs; Assisting with eating or feeding; Assisting with self-administered medications by reminding client to take them at the prescribed time(s) and/or following up to ensure they are taken; Monitoring vital signs such as blood pressures, pulse and respiration; Providing respite and palliative care.