What Is Domiciliary Care?

Domiciliary care from a paid carer

Domiciliary care is a type of care which allows you, or a loved one, to receive care in the comfort of your own home. You will receive regular visits from a fully trained, paid carer who can support you with every aspect of your life from personal care to household tasks and food preparation.

What does Domiciliary care mean?

Domiciliary Care means receiving specialist support and assistance in your own home. Many people, from all walks of life, can start to find that they are struggling to complete the washing up, laundry, tidying the living room or attending to their medication. Domiciliary care means that you can receive a fully trained carer to help you with these activities. This type of care is an option for anyone who may prefer not to permanently move out of their home.

When should you consider help at home from a carer?

If you or a loved one needs help or support with personal grooming, ensuring that you take medication at the correct intervals, daily trips into town or if you simply need a friend or companion. Your personal carer can provide all of these services and more.

You can consider this type of care at any time that you think you may need it. Domiciliary Care is available for people in all age ranges and all walks of life, and so if you or a loved one would like to receive support at home then this type of care may be a suitable option for you.

when should you consider help at home from a carer

This type of care is also a good option if you do not necessarily want your carer to live with you. It is also a great option if you already live with somebody, as you will be able to live your usual life with your normal routines, and your carer will come to you.

Domiciliary Care also means that you or your loved one do not have to move out of your place of residence. So, it can be a great option for an individual who does not want to move into a care home. Care homes are often seen as reliable places where a loved one can receive support in a comfortable environment, and they will be able to live alongside people who are in a similar situation. Care homes can provide the opportunity to socialise and make friends. However, this option will not suit everyone. The advantages of being able to stay at home are that there will be minimal disruption to your lifestyle.

It is easy to be put off by the prospect of a high bill with home care. But this is not necessarily the case. Whilst Domiciliary care can be a bit more expensive than the cost of being in a care home, there is not usually a significant increase in price. The other factors to keep in mind are things such as convenience and happiness. You or your loved one will not need to move out of your own home, and you will be able to remain in an environment where you feel familiar and happy.

The overall costs for your type of care will vary, depending on the type of care you need and how many days/hours that you need it for per week. The good news is that you or your family will not always have to pay for the costs yourself. There are likely to be services available within your local council or a local healthcare provider than can help to subsidise the costs of your care.

How can home care help me?

One of the main reasons that home care is so popular, is because of the flexibility and the variety of care available. There are services that are available with home care, such as customer-focused, one to one care which may not necessarily be available in a much busier, care home environment. In a care home environment, the carers are likely to be caring for numerous customers. As a result. The care that you receive may not be quite so focused on your specific needs.

Staying in your own home also means that you can continue with your preferred lifestyle. The care package that is provided will be tailored to your specific requirements, and so you will be able to continue watching your favourite television programmes, and you will be able to eat your favourite meals as usual.

If you live alone, your carer can become your companion. Your carer will be fully trained to be able to keep you company at all times of the day, be your opponent during a game of chess, and watch your favourite television shows with you.

how can home care help me

How much will Domiciliary Care cost and who will pay for it?

The first step will be a meeting to discuss your care requirements and the options that can be offered. Following this initial meeting, we will outline the services that we feel best suit your needs, and the accompanying price plan. This offer is not set in stone, this is simply a suggestion based on your needs.

Many customers pay for their care independently, although funding is available from external sources. For example, the government can provide a contribution towards the cost of your care. There are also services available from the NHS to pay for your care, although some of these services will be dependent on your age, health and situation.

Usually, your carer will receive their wages directly from the company providing the healthcare, and so there will be no need to worry about paying your carer on certain days. This will give you and your carer a chance to focus on your relationship without any difficult conversations about wages.

The difference between Domiciliary Care and a Residential Home

The main difference between these types of care is that, with any type of home care, you will be able to remain in your home. A lot of the care services that are provided are applicable to both home care and residential care, but home care comes with more of a special focus on the customer. Your carer will be there to solely focus on your needs, whereas, as mentioned earlier, in a residential home the carers may have several customers to care for and so they may not be able to provide you with the time and support that you require.

the difference between domiciliary care and a eesidential home


Domiciliary Care is a type of care which allows you to stay at home and function as an independent individual. You can discuss your care needs with us, and we will then assess your requirements and produce an offer which includes a care package, a specific carer who will be specially trained for your needs, and a list of costs.

The difference between receiving care at home and care in a residential home is that with domiciliary care, you will be able to remain in your own home and be cared for by a carer who is there to solely look after your needs. Whilst being cared for at home can be more expensive than moving into a care home, the difference in price is not usually significant, and home care is designed to be a cost-effective way of living, where an individual can remain independent and happy in their own home.

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