Who is a Caregiver?

Caregiver is a general term referring to anyone who provides care for a person who needs extra help. This could mean a family caregiver, a respite caregiver, a home caregiver, or a primary caregiver, to name but a few. Caregivers can be spouses, partners, adult children, parents, other relatives (siblings, aunts, nieces/nephews, in-laws, grandchildren), friends, neighbors or a private duty home caregiver. As the name suggests, Private duty home caregivers perform care-related activities in the home and personal care, typically related to one’s everyday life and relieve the caregiver burden of a family member. These professionals do not work under the direction of a doctor or nurse and are not typically considered healthcare professionals, though there are some exceptions. For example, a home caregiver may perform physical therapy or other healthcare services as well. From driving to housekeeping and even simple companionship, private duty home caregivers, also known as private duty companions or private duty home care workers, are on a mission to make day-to-day life easier, safer and more comfortable for seniors who are still medically and physically fit enough to live at home. The scope of work for these professionals is broad and will likely vary on a case-by-case basis depending on what each specific client needs. In general, caregivers focus on activities of daily life (ADL), which includes bathing, grooming, dressing, going to the toilet, eating, and bodily mobility (walking). Some caregivers may expand beyond this scope and touch on different basic self-care functions while others may stay limited to very basic ADL assistance.


PCA Care is a division of Physio Centers of Africa, established to find appropriate medical and non-medical caregivers for your loved ones, keeping them healthy and happy. PCA Care aims to foster an atmosphere of care and support which both enables and encourages our clients to live a full, comfortable, and independent lifestyle as much as possible.

Our homecare services are currently available in various states across Nigeria. Our caregivers and homecare nurses are second to none. They have been trained in CPR and first aid, fall prevention and safety, emergency action planning, medication management and more. We ensure they are duly certified and licensed by the relevant bodies.

Our professional caregivers also provide proper documentation of your loved one’s vitals, medications, changes in condition, daily activities and other relevant information in order to improve your ability to monitor their condition and facilitate communication with their physician and the rest of the healthcare team. 

We offer a range of services in PCA Care which include:

  1. Rehabilitative Services- fall prevention, physiotherapy, occupational therapy
  2. Home Assessments and Equipment Supply – recommending the appropriate equipment to make the home safe and improve independence.
  3. Medication Management- assisting with medication management, dispensing, and administering drugs
  4. Activities of Daily Living (ADL) / Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL):
    a. Bathing and showering
    b. Dressing
    c. Continence/ bowel and bladder programs
    d. Toileting
    e. Functional mobility
    f. Self-feeding
    g. Tube feeding
  5. Grooming/Hygiene/Skincare and Wound Care
  6. Post Hospital Discharge Care
  7. Respite Care at Home
  8. Emergency Short-Term Care
  9. Convalescent Care
  10. Palliative Care

We understand that the choice of the most appropriate home/elderly care service can be difficult for several reasons. That is why PCA offers client-focused care with multi-professional access at an affordable price. Our wide range of services also available for our clients includes:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Equipment Supplies

At PCA Care, our homecare services come in different forms depending on the kind of services requested for. We offer:

  • 4-hour Care Monthly Pack
  • 8-hour Care Monthly Pack
  • 12-hour Care Monthly Pack(Day)
  • 12-hour Care Monthly Pack( Night)
  • 24-hour Care Monthly Pack

Book an appointment with us:

Kindly contact us via email at care@physiocentersofafrica.com and carelagos@physiocentersofafrica.com.

Mobile no: +234(0)9073016023.

Likewise, you can visit us at Physio Centers of Africa, Plot 1677 Olakunle Bakare Close, off Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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