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Caregiving: Overview of Personal Care

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Topic Overview

Helping someone with personal care involves a lot of daily tasks. If it's been a while since you did day-to-day caregiving-or you've never done it-you might not know all the things you need to do and how to do them. This information gives an overview of the daily or weekly care a person needs.

Bathing

Bladder and bowel care

Cleaning up and reducing germs

Helping at meal time

Home safety

Moving someone in bed

Personal care and grooming

Skin care

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Gayle E. Stauffer, RN - Registered Nurse

Current as ofOctober 6, 2017

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