Domiciliary care is provided to people who still live in their own homes but require additional support with activities, including household tasks, personal care and any other activity that allows them to maintain both their independence and quality of life.
You might be finding it difficult to complete different areas of your routine and want some support whilst staying in familiar surroundings. Regular home visits from a fully trained care worker, from 30 minutes through to several hours a day, can be arranged to help you with a wide range of everyday tasks, including:
Personal and continence care
Helping to mobilise in and around the home
Household tasks and meal preparation
Clinical care, including catheter and stoma management and PEG feeding
Like live-in care, domiciliary care offers a valuable source of companionship. Seeing a familiar face every day, or a couple of times a week, brings comfort, a feeling of safety and friendship – as with elderly care, this form of social care also benefits mental health, as a care worker will be able to provide the much needed companionship. Care assistants are not just trained in delivering the physical aspects of care, but also offering emotional support, encouragement and reassurance.
Its quite like having a live in carer and offers great support with companionship, seeing familiar face each day or a few time a week can really help with assurance and comfort, a feeling of safety and security for your loved ones.