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Hygiene Assistance

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Hygiene Assistance

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Skin Care

Preventative general skin care, when skin is unbroken, and when any chronic skin problems are not active and may include the application of non-medicated lotions and solutions, or of lotions and solutions not requiring a physician's prescription.

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Hair Care

Assist with the maintenance and appearance of their hair. Hair care within these limitations may include shampooing with non-medicated shampoo or shampoo that does not require a physician's prescription, drying, combing and styling hair.

Mouth Care

Assist in and perform mouth care. This may include denture care and basic oral hygiene, including oral suctioning for mouth care.

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Nail Care

Assist with nail care. May include soaking of nails, pushing back cuticles without utensils, and filing nails. No nail trimming.

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Bathing

Assist clients with bathing. Home services workers may assist individuals who are unable to be bathed in a tub or shower only when the following requirements are met:
i) The home services worker shall have been trained in the particular methods required to perform a bed bath;
ii) The client or client's representative shall be able to participate in or direct the bathing process and provide ongoing feedback to the home services worker; and
iii) The agency shall have conducted a competency evaluation of the home services worker's ability to employ the methods required to perform a bed bath.

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Shaving

Assist a client with shaving only with an electric or a safety razor

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Toileting

Assist a client to/from the bathroom; provide assistance with bed pans, urinals, and commodes; provide pericare; or change clothing and pads of any kind used for the care of incontinence.
i) A home services worker may empty or change external urine collection devices, such as catheter bags or suprapubic catheter bags.
ii) A home services worker may empty ostomy bags and provide assistance with other client-directed ostomy care only when there is no need for skilled skin care or for observation or reporting to a nurse.

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