Personal Assistance Services

Sunrise also has a Personal Assistance Services (PAS) division. Our PAS includes Personal Care Services and Homemaker Services.

If a patient is eligible to receive PAS services, providers are available to provide respite care, light housekeeping, shopping for groceries, and other duties. Sunrise's PAS Program is a wonderful enhancement to home health care as many patients are usually elderly and in need of such a service.

Alternative services are the CBA, PHC/FC, MDCP, and PCS programs sponsored by the state of Texas. To receive these services you must meet the qualifications. Please contact us to inquire about receiving CBA, PHC/FC, MDCP or PCS.

PAS Personal Care Services include:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Exercising
  • Feeding
  • Grooming
  • Skin Care/Personal Hygiene
  • Toileting
  • Ambulation
  • Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Meal Preparation
  • Escort
  • Shopping
  • Assistance w/ Medications

Bathing assistance may include assisting the client in and out of the shower/tub. Shampooing the client's hair and washing his/her body.

Dressing assistance includes helping the client into and/or out of their appropriate clothing.

Grooming includes assistance with hair and skin such as applying lotion or brushing hair.

Personal Hygiene includes assistance with shaving and oral hygiene.
Toileting may be assistance on and off the commode as well as personal care or it may be assistance with personal briefs.

Exercise may be assistance with walking or it may include assistance with exercises needed to retain strength and agility from recent physical therapy.

Homemaker Services include:

  • Daily Activities
  • Companionship
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Meal Preparation
  • Shopping and Errands Transportation
  • Medical Escort Service
  • Mobility Monitoring of Medications

Daily Activities may include tasks that insure the household runs smoothly such as making sure the garbage is put out/taken in or the refrigerator is clear of old food.

Companionship is an important part of the services our workers provide. Having someone come into the home that cares goes a long way towards fighting depression in the elderly. Workers can also be brought in to provide companionship while a spouse gets out of the house for a few hours or they can come into a home of someone who lives alone. They are trained in how to listen to a client, as well as, how to reminisce.

Light Housekeeping includes vacuuming, sweeping, dishes, cleaning counters, dusting, straightening up, and changing the sheets on the bed.

Laundry includes doing the laundry for the client, folding the clothes and putting them away. It also includes changing the sheets on the bed.

Meal Preparation can be as little as heating up leftovers or TV dinners and as extensive as preparing a meal. Workers will consult the client on a grocery list, get the groceries and cook the meal.

Transportation/Shopping/Errands Transportation to the grocery store or doctors office is a major part of what we provide. We can transport the client and assist them with their groceries.

Medical Escort Service provides a worker who will pick the client up, take them to the doctor, take notes if needed, make a run to the pharmacy, and drop the client back home.

Mobility includes assistance with walking if the client is unsteady.

Monitoring of Medications is a very limited service. Our workers may keep an eye on the medications but are not allowed by Texas Law to assist the client with his/her medications in anyway that might put the client or worker at risk. This would include filling pillboxes or crushing into food. We can, however, make sure they are taking their medications and report any problems to the caregiver or Director of Practical Care Continuum.