Domiciliary Care

Domiciliary Care Services

Many people are unsure exactly what Domiciliary care is, in what circumstances to consider it and the range of services a visiting care provide.

All our carers are trained to provide the following services:

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management and Administration
  • Companionship and assisted breaks
  • Welfare Checks
  • Mental health needs
  • Home from Hospital and rapid response
  • End of Life Care
  • Continuing and complex care

What is Domiciliary Care?

Domiciliary care, also known as at-home care, is a type of care service that supports individuals who require assistance with daily activities while allowing them to remain in the comfort of their homes.

Domiciliary care is suitable for a variety of individuals, including:
  1. Elderly individuals: As people age, they may require assistance with daily tasks or personal care but prefer to stay in their own homes rather than move to a care home. Domiciliary care allows seniors to maintain independence and live in their familiar environment.
  2. People with disabilities: Individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities who need support with daily activities can benefit from at-home care services, enabling them to live as independently as possible in their homes.
  3. Those with chronic illnesses: People with long-term health conditions that require ongoing care and support can benefit from domiciliary care, as it provides personalised assistance based on their specific needs and preferences.
  4. Individuals recovering from surgery or illness: At-home care can be a suitable option for those recuperating from surgery or an illness, providing the necessary support during their recovery period while allowing them to stay in their own homes.
  5. Family caregivers: Domiciliary care can also support family members struggling to care for their loved ones. Professional assistance, or respite care, can relieve the caregiving burden and allow family members to maintain their routines and wellbeing.

Cost-effective

Domiciliary care, commonly referred to as at-home care, presents an affordable alternative to institutional care for those needing assistance with daily tasks while desiring to stay in their own homes.

This form of care offers support services such as personal care, meal preparation, medication management, and companionship to seniors, disabled individuals, or those with chronic illnesses in their own residences.

Compared to care homes, domiciliary care is more cost-effective as it eliminates the overhead expenses associated with operating a care facility.

Furthermore, at-home care services can be customised to meet each client's specific needs, often resulting in lower overall costs than care homes, where clients may pay for unnecessary services.

Care in the comfort of your home

Domiciliary care allows individuals to receive necessary care and support services within their own homes; this enables them to stay in familiar surroundings and maintain their independence while having access to trained care providers to assist with daily activities.

For many, remaining at home is the preferred option, as it allows them to retain control over their lives while enjoying their own space and routines. This can be especially important for those with cognitive impairments or mental health conditions.

Domiciliary care services also help family members who may be struggling to provide care themselves, relieving the caregiving burden and enabling them to maintain their own routines.

Enhancing Quality of Life with At-Home Care

Domiciliary care has the potential to substantially improve the quality of life for individuals needing daily assistance. One way domiciliary care improves the quality of life is by providing companionship and social interaction, addressing the loneliness and isolation often experienced by those requiring care, which can negatively impact mental and emotional health.

Additionally, at-home care providers can improve individuals' physical health through medication management, meal preparation, and exercise routines, helping to prevent health issues and reduce hospitalisation or emergency room visits.

High level of support

Unlike care homes, domiciliary care delivers individualised services tailored to each person's unique needs, providing a high level of one-to-one support and ensuring that individual needs are met while respecting their autonomy.

Peace of mind

Here are some ways in which domiciliary care offers peace of mind:
  • Professional, compassionate care: Trained domiciliary care providers deliver high-quality services with empathy and respect.
  • Regular updates and communication: At-home care providers inform family members about their loved ones' wellbeing and any changes in their conditions or requirements.
  • Flexible, personalised care: Family members can be confident that their loved one receives care tailored to their specific needs and preferences.
  • Reduced caregiver burden: Domiciliary care can alleviate stress and anxiety for family members by ensuring their loved ones receive high-quality care from trained professionals.