Personal care refers to providing attention (medical or physical) to yourself or others that need assistance, such as children, the elderly, and the disabled, and includes activities such as cleaning, washing, and bathing. The main aim is to teach beneficial personal habits for the maintenance of the body and to meet household maintenance needs like dusting, sweeping, and vacuuming. Professionals such as doctors and nurses are those who most often provide personal care while household care is done by yourself or supplied by domestic workers.

What is self care?

Self care consists of any activity that we do in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Self-care activities improve mood, reduce anxiety, and help create a good relationship with yourself. Examples of self-care include getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, creating a ‘no’ list, using relaxation exercises, and spending enough time with loved ones.

What is a personal care assistant?

Personal care assistants work in private home and care facilities to help their clients with everyday tasks like bathing, grooming, and using the toilet. They also assist in dressing, cooking, and house cleaning. Most personal care assistants work for private clients, home health providers, or agencies that offer their services to seniors or disabled people.

How often should you shower?

Dermatologists recommend showering every other day or 2 to 3 times a week since showering every day could be bad for your skin. Many people shower at least once a day or more often, but it is not necessary and could dry out your skin. Each individual’s skin is different and changes from season to season.

Personal Care Guides
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5’9” | 175 cm
20-45
Bath Towel - Men (Front)
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45.00
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Bath Towel - Men (Front)
5’4” | 163 cm
20-45
Bath Towel - Women (Front)
163.000
45.00
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Bath Towel - Women (Front)
Freefall Sleeping Position
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Freefall Sleeping Position
25-45
Mopping - Combination (Side)
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Mopping - Combination (Side)
Semi-Fetal Sleep Position
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Semi-Fetal Sleep Position
Soldier Sleeping Position
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Soldier Sleeping Position
Stomach Sleeping Position
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Stomach Sleeping Position
25-45
Vacuuming - Combination (Side)
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Vacuuming - Combination (Side)
Yearner Sleeping Position
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Yearner Sleeping Position
Back Sleeping Position
Drawing of a woman and man laying on a Queen Bed in Back Sleeping Position

The Back Sleep Position is a general sleeping posture in which a person sleeps directly on their back with a casual placement of their arms. Less rigid than the soldier sleeping position, the back posture is often associated with healthy bodied people that may have workaholic or entrepreneurial personality traits. It is estimated that 14% of people sleep on their back.

The Back Sleep Position is a posture in which a person sleeps directly on their back with a casual placement of their arms. The back posture is often associated with healthy bodied people that may have workaholic or entrepreneurial traits. It is estimated that 14% of people sleep on their backs.

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Posture (General): Back
Posture (Detail): Supine, straight back, neutral spine and neck
Personality: Healthy body, workaholic, entrepreneurial
Percentage Sleepers: 14%

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Male and female Back Sleeping Position plan (Queen Size Bed), plan (outlines)

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Fowler's | Semi-Upright Position
Drawing of a person showing the angle range of the Raised | Fowler's Medical Position

The Fowler’s position is a semi-upright medical position where the patient sits with their upper body raised at an angle between 45°-60° in relation to the lower body. The patient’s knees may be straight, bent, or elevated as needed. Named after George Ryerson Fowler, the Fowler’s position is most often used to promote respiration and oxygenation through the expansion of the chest. Fowler’s position can also be used to alleviate abdominal tension, for improved drainage, and for improved comfort while eating.

The Fowler’s position is a semi-upright medical position where the patient sits with their upper body raised at an angle between 45°-60° in relation to the lower body. The Fowler’s position is most often used to promote respiration and oxygenation through the expansion of the chest.

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Angle: 45°-60°
Legs: Straight, bent, elevated
Purpose: Oxygenation, respiration, relaxing abdomen, feeding, draining

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Supine Position
Illustration of a man laying in the Flat | Supine Medical Position from the side

Supine position is a medical position where the patient lays horizontally with face and body facing upwards at a 0° angle of incline. One of the most common medical positions, the supine position is typically used for surgery, while also being useful for treating irregular blood circulation, relaxing the abdomen, and for performing head and neck procedures. Pillows can be used for comfortably resting the head while keeping the neck in a neutral posture. Arms should be placed along the sides or bent towards the center of the body at a 90° angle.

Supine position is a medical position where the patient lays horizontally facing upwards at a 0° angle. One of the most common medical positions, the supine position is typically used for surgery, while also being useful for treating circulation, relaxing, and for head and neck procedures.

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Face: Upwards
Purpose: Surgery, abdominal relaxation, head and neck procedures, blood circulation

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Supine position side elevation (man)

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Semi-Fetal Sleep Position
Two people in Semi-Fetal Sleeping Positions on a Queen Size Bed

The Semi-Fetal Position is a common side sleeping posture in which a sleeper’s knees are casually curled inward toward the chest without being fully curled into the fetal position. A natural posture, the semi-fetal position is often preferred by individuals that have calm and comfortable attitudes. It is estimated that 19% of people sleep in semi-fetal position with 60% of people sleeping on their side in general.

The Semi-Fetal Position is a common side sleeping posture in which a sleeper’s knees are casually curled inward toward the chest without being fully curled into the fetal position. A natural posture, the semi-fetal position is preferred by 19% of people and often associated with calm and comfort.

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Posture (General): Side
Posture (Detail): Knees curled toward chest (loose)
Personality: Comfortable, calm
Percentage Sleepers: 19% Semi-fetal, 60% Side (General)

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People Vacuuming - Combination (Side)

Vacuuming is a chore done to clean debris up by sucking it up into a machine. Vacuuming can be done by pushing a vacuum, using a hand held vacuum, or autonomously with a self-vacuuming robot. Vacuuming works on hard surfaces, like tile or wood, and on soft surfaces, like carpet.

Elevation of a man and woman vacuuming as viewed from the side
Vacuuming is a chore done to clean debris up by sucking it up into a machine. Vacuuming can be done by pushing a vacuum, using a hand held vacuum, or autonomously with a self-vacuuming robot. Vacuuming works on hard surfaces, like tile or wood, and on soft surfaces, like carpet.

Elevation of a man and woman vacuuming as viewed from the side
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Casual, Cleaning
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25-45

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Man and Woman Vacuuming side elevation (detail), side (outline silhouette)

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