Personal Care Services are a range of human assistance services provided to persons with disabilities and chronic conditions which enables them to accomplish tasks that they would normally do for themselves if they did not have a disability. Assistance may be in the form of hands-on assistance or cuing so that the person performs the task by him/herself.
What are some Personal Care Services?
- Grooming, Bathing and Dressing
- Light Meal Preparation( Especially useful for patients that must follow a prescribed diet )
- Medication Reminders and assistance
- General assistance in home
- Personal Hygiene
- Light House cleaning
PCS are categorized as a range of human assistance provided to persons with disabilities and chronic conditions to enable them to accomplish activities of daily living (ADLs) or instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). ADLs are activities a beneficiary engages in to meet fundamental needs on a daily basis, such as eating, bathing, dressing, ambulation, and transfers from one position to another. IADLs are day-to-day tasks that allow an individual to live independently but are not considered necessary for fundamental daily functioning. Tasks can include meal preparation, hygiene, light housework, and shopping for food and clothing.