Personal Care Tips
|Snow-covered trees create a peaceful winter scene in Bellingham/Photo by Stephen Corso
Caregiving is a role that presents both challenges and rewards. Providing personal care to a loved one has many obvious benefits to the person being cared for.
It provides for cleanliness and dignity, as well as an opportunity to examine the skin and even exercise the limbs. It offers an opportunity for you to informally socialize during care, and to promote feelings of self-esteem by allowing the loved one to perform as much of the task as possible.
However, it can be a very difficult role. But if done with the techniques presented here, the task may be easier and safer for both the caregiver and the recipient of the care.