Routine Personal Care, Complex Care and Hygiene Functions
Second Family PSWs ensure dignity and confidence when assisting with bathing in bath, shower or bed. Caregivers can help with shaving, oral hygiene, hair care and applying cosmetics as desired . Staff are experienced with limb prostheses, stump socks, braces, splints, supports and elastic stockings. Caregivers ensure prostheses are properly maintained and in good working condition and adjust prostheses when necessary.
PSWs attend to skin care needs by applying non-medicated creams, lotions, pastes, ointments and powders. Staff can check the body for evidence of pressure sores, skin breakdown or eruptions which can help prevent or minimize these conditions.
Our Certified PSWs assist with Genitourinary and Bowel Care: position, empty and clean drainage systems, clean Client and equipment after incontinence/procedures. As required, Staff will use disposable briefs, attend to menstrual cycle needs and monitor residuals.