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.
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.
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.
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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