Personal Care in Hattiesburg
Personal care services offer seniors in Hattiesburg the physical assistance they need to safely and comfortably age in place. At Visiting Angels® Petal, we match professional care providers with elderly adults who have physical disabilities or chronic health conditions and need support in order to maintain their independence and overall well-being at home.
Our personal care services, which are sometimes also referred to as private duty care, are available across the local area. If your loved one is struggling with everyday tasks, we can visit their home in Hattiesburg, Ellisville, Laurel, Meridian, Petal, or a nearby town to provide them with professional support.
What is Personal Care?
As one of the most common types of home care, personal care includes help with a wide range of activities and basic tasks. In addition to supporting seniors physically, our caregivers also seek to reduce care recipients’ risk of senior isolation through compassionate companionship and conversation.
Some of the various forms of support our care providers offer in the Hattiesburg area are:
- Help with running errands and grocery shopping
- Planning and preparing nutritious meals and snacks
- Dignified aid with bathing, grooming, toileting, and getting dressed
- Support with walking and mobility
- Transportation to doctors’ offices
- Reminders to take medications
- Assistance with light household chores
- Accompaniment to social activities
While personal care providers do offer many of the same services as companion care providers, these two types of care are not one and the same. In general, personal care is reserved for seniors who have advanced care needs due to a chronic condition or physical disability. The caregiver will provide physical assistance with basic activities of daily living as well as a helping hand with other tasks around the house. In contrast, companion care providers do not offer direct physical assistance or advanced forms of care.
Getting Started with Care in Hattiesburg
Do you need help determining whether this type of care is right for your loved one? Simply reach out to our local care agency, and we’ll schedule a free consultation to give you the details you need to make informed care decisions. After getting to know more about your loved one’s situation during this initial meeting, we can provide expert recommendations for their personalized care plan. We’ll also answer your questions about the logistics of caregiving to give you peace of mind as you take the next steps to set up care.
Contact Visiting Angels Petal today to get started with a no-cost personal care consultation in the Hattiesburg area.
Serving Hattiesburg, Petal, Laurel and the Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels PETAL, MS509 S Main St #20
Petal, MS 39465