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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Physical support: Personal care support

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Data descriptor
ASC Collections Data Dictionary (Beta v1.3)

Primary Support Reason for clients who need assistance with their personal care; Physical assistance given to a person in connection with: a) i. Eating or drinking (including the administration of parenteral nutrition); ii. Toileting (including in relation to menstruation); iii. Washing or bathing; iv. Dressing; v. Oral care, and vi. The care of skin, hair and nails (with the exception of nail care provided by a chiropodist or podiatrist), and b) Where needed the prompting and supervision of a person to do any of the types of personal care listed above, where that person is unable to make a decision for themselves in relation to performing such an activity without such prompting and supervision.

Definition
Digitising Social Care Glossary, v0.0.3

Primary Support Reason for clients who need assistance with their personal care; Physical assistance given to a person in connection with: a) i. Eating or drinking (including the administration of parenteral nutrition); ii. Toileting (including in relation to menstruation); iii. Washing or bathing; iv. Dressing; v. Oral care, and vi. The care of skin, hair and nails (with the exception of nail care provided by a chiropodist or podiatrist), and b) Where needed the prompting and supervision of a person to do any of the types of personal care listed above, where that person is unable to make a decision for themselves in relation to performing such an activity without such prompting and supervision.

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