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Caregiving: Overview of Personal Care

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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Current as of: April 1, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Gayle E. Stauffer, RN - Registered Nurse

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