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.

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Semi-Fowler's Position
Diagram of a person on a medical table illustrating the angle of an Inclined | Semi-Fowler's Medical Position

The Semi-Fowler’s position is an inclined medical position where the patient is on their back at a bed angle between 30°-45°. Used for similar Fowler’s position purposes that include lung expansion and feeding, the Semi-Fowler’s position is uniquely preferred during childbirth to improve the comfort of the mother. The foot of the bed can also be raised to assist in bending the legs if needed.

The Semi-Fowler’s position is an inclined medical position where the patient is on their back at a bed angle between 30°-45°. Semi-Fowler’s position is preferred during childbirth to improve the comfort of the mother. The foot of the bed can be raised to assist in bending the legs if needed.

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Angle: 30°-45°
Legs: Straight, raised bed
Purpose: Childbirth, oxygenation, feeding, comfort

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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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Bath Towel - Men (Front)
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Bath Towel
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20-45

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Stomach Sleeping Position
Illustration of a man and woman on a King Bed in Stomach Sleeping Positions

The Stomach Sleep Position is a general sleeping posture in which a person sleeps casually on their stomach with arms and legs approaching the yearner position. Sleeping on the stomach is often an ambitious posture, and may cause unwanted stress and pain to the neck and back areas. While it may seem like a fun and adventurous sleeping position, but may also be an indication of a nervous and anxious individual. The stomach sleep position is estimated to be the preferred sleeping posture for 16% of people.

The Stomach Sleep Position is a general sleeping posture in which a person sleeps casually on their stomach with arms and legs outstretched. Sleeping on the stomach is often an ambitious posture that may cause unwanted stress and pain to the neck and back areas. 16% of people sleep on their stomach.

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Posture (General): Stomach
Posture (Detail): Head turned to side, arms and legs loose
Personality: Nervous, over-sensitive
Percentage Sleepers: 16%

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Bath Towel - Women (Front)
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5’4” | 163 cm
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