Personal Care

Personal care services provide help with tasks associated with general personal hygiene that do not require the skills of a trained nurse but can support you to remain living independently in your own home.

Our flexible service lets you choose what tasks are a priority for your Community Care Worker to do at each visit.

Community Care Workers will encourage to you to do as much as you can yourself when providing personal care services and will help you when you cannot perform tasks independently.   Tasks could include:

  • Eating
  • Bathing
  • Washing your hair
  • Toileting
  • Grooming
  • Shaving
  • Brushing your teeth or dentures
  • Getting in or out of bed

Services may include demonstrating techniques to help you improve your capacity for self-management and building confidence in the use of equipment or aides such as a bath seat or handheld shower.

Council has a legal requirement under the Occupational Health & Safety Act (2004) to ensure our employees work in a safe manner at all times.  Workers have received training and follow set instructions to keep them safe in their day-to-day work. 

Community Care Workers are not trained to undertake tasks that require a nurse.