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Personal Care at Home

At Mercy Care Providers, we strive to provide meaningful in-home care to all our clients by clearly defining our individually tailored care plan to meet the patient’s needs 24/7. Our Registered Nurses create a step by step care plan of different activities to meet the patient’s needs during each work shift. Our staff are trained to clearly communicate with our clients and their families about everything we do. This helps create the much-desired positive mood necessary for patient care. 

We strive to provide the best care possible by personalizing our patient’s care. We achieve this very unique goal by continuously monitoring our clients and ensuring ongoing communication. All of our home care services are designed to be provided to our clients wherever they reside and require our assistance. It could be a private residence, rehabilitation center, an assisted living facility, senior apartment complex, nursing home, or even an independent living setting.

Our Personal Care Services include assistance with Activities of Daily Living:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Toileting and Incontinence Care
  • Transferring from Bed to Chair
  • Ambulating
  • Feeding

Caring Assistance with Daily Living Activities

As we grow older, living independently at home often becomes increasingly difficult. Once effortless daily tasks like bathing, getting dressed, and preparing meals can start to feel insurmountable. At Mercy Care Providers, we’re here to help – providing dignified, professional personal care that lends a hand when you need it most.

Our compassionate caregivers become trusted partners, assisting with activities of daily living while still respecting your independence. We take the time to understand your preferences and abilities so we can tailor care to match your unique needs. With our support, your home remains a safe, familiar haven.

How Personal Care Helps Seniors

Personal home care helps older adults in numerous ways, including:

  • Enabling seniors to age gracefully at home rather than move to a care facility
  • Assisting with bathing, dressing, grooming and other self-care needs to maintain dignity
  • Providing standby mobility assistance and exercise support to retain strength
  • Managing medications properly and providing eating assistance as needed
  • Offering socialization and lively companionship to brighten the spirit
  • Giving family caregivers peace of mind knowing their loved one has attentive support
  • Allowing seniors to preserve their sense of purpose and independence
  • Creating structure and routine to simplify daily living
  • Adjusting hands-on assistance as needs change to provide continuous, seamless care

No matter your current abilities and needs, our passionate care team can craft a plan to make daily living smoother and more enjoyable. We want to help you feel your vibrant, confident best.

Daily Living Activities We Can Assist With

Personal home care assists with nearly any activity that has become challenging for a senior to perform independently, including:

  • Bathing and Grooming – bathing, oral hygiene, hair styling, shaving, lotion application
  • Dressing and Undressing – choosing outfits, putting on clothes, managing buttons and fasteners
  • Toileting and Incontinence Care – bathroom assistance, changing incontinence products
  • Mobility Help – transfer assistance in/out of bed, walker support, exercise spotting
  • Eating – assistance bringing food and utensils to mouth, feeding if needed
  • Cooking and Cleaning – meal preparation, washing dishes, tidying living spaces
  • Shopping and Transportation – driving or escorting to appointments, errands, social engagements

We also set up medications properly and can provide medication reminders and administration if permitted. No daily self-care activity is too routine or personal – we are here to help with it all.

Providing Personal Care Services in Montgomery, Howard, Prince George's, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Carroll Counties, Baltimore City, and more in Maryland. Our Washington, DC office provides services through the Department of Disability Services (DDS).

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What is Personal Home Care?

Personal home care consists of assistance with daily living activities or “ADLs” – routine self-care tasks that allow someone to live life on their own terms. These include bathing, getting dressed, eating, managing medications, mobility, toileting, and more.

When these necessary activities start posing challenges due to decreased stamina, unsteady mobility, arthritis pain, or other age-related issues, our caring assistants provide just the right level of support to make daily rituals feel manageable again. We lend a discreet helping hand so you can still complete each task as independently and comfortably as possible.

The goal is to thoughtfully empower you to nurture the capabilities you still have rather than take over activities you cannot do alone anymore. We want to help you feel confident and self-sufficient while ensuring you stay safe and clean.

We also understand the deep connection between personal care assistance and dignity. Our team respects this, providing support in a sensitive, encouraging manner. We want you to feel completely at ease and cared for, yet still in control over your life and care. Your privacy, comfort and independence remain our priorities.

In addition to physical assistance with personal care, we also provide vital social connection through warm companionship. Life stays fulfilling when you can share it with others. Let us assist you while also being a trusted friend.

Respite for Family Caregivers

Caring for an aging loved one at home is a major commitment, often leaving family caregivers drained and overwhelmed. Our personal home care provides much-needed respite so family members can properly care for themselves.

Rather than have to provide round-the-clock care alone, family members can rely on our assistants to step in for periods of time to assist their loved one with self-care, medications, mobility, meals and other daily needs. This welcome relief gives family caregivers time and space to focus on their own health, responsibilities and relationships.

Even if just for a few hours, having an extra caring helper allows you time to rest, run errands, visit friends, or enjoy hobbies. You can relax knowing your loved one has attentive support in your short-term absence.

You do not need to shoulder all caregiving alone. Lean on us during challenging times when you need an extra pair of capable hands or just need a break. We become an invaluable care partner ready to lend expertise and compassion.

Most importantly, our personal care reduces the stress of caregiving by ensuring your loved one has professional assistance tailored to their unique needs. You can have peace of mind knowing daily tasks are handled skillfully and compassionately when you need reprieve.

At Mercy Care Providers, we strive to provide meaningful in-home care to all our clients by clearly defining our individually tailored care plan to meet the patient’s needs 24/7.

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Questions to Ask Potential Home Care Agencies

When interviewing personal care agencies, asking thoughtful questions is key to finding the best fit. Consider asking:

  • How do you supervise and evaluate your caregivers? This reveals their quality assurance process.
  • What specific training do your caregivers receive? Extensive instruction is essential.
  • How will you handle any emergencies that may arise? This conveys preparedness.
  • How often are care plans re-assessed and updated as my needs change? Frequency shows adaptability.
  • How do you facilitate positive connections between caregivers and clients? Compatibility enhances care.
  • What safety and infection control protocols are in place? This highlights vigilance.
  • Can you share client stories or testimonials? Real-life experiences say a lot.

Thoughtful, transparent responses inspire confidence you have found trusted partners for your personal care needs.

As one of the area’s leading in-home nursing care providers, we offer the very best compassionate care for people of all ages. It is our goal to improve the physical, emotional and spiritual wellness of our clients and that is exactly what we do every day.

We start a client relationship by providing a free consultation where together we can explore your individual needs and offer the most helpful and appropriate care plan.

Tips for Selecting Your Personal Care Provider

Choosing an agency you can trust to provide skilled, compassionate personal care is an important decision. Keep these tips in mind:

  • Local and Established – Consider agencies rooted in your community with years of experience. They invest in clients long-term and have proven track records.
  • Relevant Expertise – Seek agencies specially trained on caring for seniors and conditions like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s if applicable to your needs. Specialized expertise is key.
  • Registered Nurses (RNs) Available – Agencies staffing RNs can provide clinical care like wound dressing, injections, and stroke rehabilitation in addition to personal care.
  • Customized Care Plans – Each senior’s needs, preferences and personalities are unique. Ensure the agency develops customized care plans rather than one-size-fits-all.
  • Compatible Caregivers – Positive chemistry between client and caregiver greatly enhances the care experience. Seek an agency that thoughtfully matches for compatibility.

Vet each potential agency thoroughly and trust your instincts. Partnering with the right personal home care provider brings confidence and peace of mind.

Why Choose Mercy Care Providers?

What distinguishes Mercy Care Providers in providing attentive, professional personal care?

  • Customized Care Plans – Each senior receives a tailored care plan based on their unique needs, preferences, and circumstances. No pre-packaged care.
  • 24/7 Availability – We have caring assistants available around-the-clock if full-time care is needed. You can rely on our support day or night.
  • Peace of Mind – Our rigorous hiring and training give families confidence their loved one is receiving attentive care from qualified, compassionate professionals.
  • Supportive Community – We invest in our clients like neighbors. Let us care for your loved one like our own family.
  • Seamless Services – We provide the full continuum of home care from companion to skilled nursing care. One call does it all under one trusted team.
  • A Human Touch – Our thoughtful caregivers provide more than just physical assistance – they offer genuine emotional support through uplifting conversation, laughter and friendship.

Please contact us to learn more about our personal care services and schedule a free in-home assessment. Let us ease life’s challenges so your loved one can continue cherishing each day. It would be our privilege to lend helpful hands and caring hearts.

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Care Services

Our caregivers can assist with any and all daily activities – bathing, dressing, meal prep, exercise, medications, transportation and anything else needed. We also provide companionship.

Our caregivers complete certified training programs and on-the-job mentoring to build expertise. Training covers safety protocols, dementia care, nutrition, and proven caregiving techniques.

We have caring assistants available 24/7 if full-time care is needed. Many clients use our services just for mornings or evenings. We are flexible to meet your schedule.

Our caregivers provide daily living assistance rather than clinical care. However, our RNs oversee their work and can provide skilled nursing services too if required.

We have thorough protocols for handling emergencies or health changes, including alerting family right away, consulting our RNs, and facilitating medical care if needed. Safety is our priority.

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