Home Care, (also known as domiciliary care), is a term for support provided in your home by care workers to assist you or a loved one getting on with their daily life.
By staying in their own homes, our clients maintain their own personal independence, comfort, familiarity with their surroundings as well as contact with their local community.
Homecare is about giving help with personal care such as:
- Getting dressed
- Getting in and out of the bath
- Eating and drinking
- Preparing meals
- Collecting and managing medication
- Getting up and down stairs
- Supervision for safety
- Any other practical task that needs to be completed.
Home Care can be seen as an alternative to moving into a care home. Getting extra help will allow you (or a loved one) to live safely and more independently in your own home.
How long will I need a carer for?
This is will depend on your care assessment (further details can be found on the Funding Care page). The time a carer spends with you or a loved one may be as little as half an hour a week to several hours a day. Home care is designed to be flexible, giving the right amount of assistance to those that need it. Regarding duration of care, home care may be temporary, intermittent or even long term. There is also the option of a full time carer (live-in care)