Personal supports relate to assistance with daily personal activities including assistance with, or supervision of, personal tasks of daily life. For example:
personal hygiene, including showering, bathing, oral hygiene, dressing and grooming;
toileting, bladder and bowel management and menstrual care;
eating and drinking;
use of aids and appliances, hearing and communication devices;
mobility and transferring, for example moving in and out of bed and on or off the toilet; or
application of splints, basic first aid due to injuries sustained as a result of a participant’s disability.
Personal supports may be required across a variety of settings. For example, a participant living alone in their own home, living with family or other people, when undertaking social, recreational, education or employment activities or during holidays away from home.
When personal supports are being considered, Precision care will have regard to the degree to which these supports:
maximise the independence and functional skills of the participant;
are appropriate to the participant’s age and circumstances; and
whether alternative arrangements or supports could meet a participant’s needs in a less intrusive manner. For example, aids and equipment may enable a participant to complete tasks for themselves or the provision of training may increase the participant’s independence in the tasks.
Our friendly advice team can assist you in choosing a home support / care package and provide step-by-step guidance through the process.