Care in your home
Most of us want to live independent lives in our own homes for as long as possible. The good news is that even if you’re recovering from an illness or a fall, or you need help with your long-term care, there’s a variety of support services available to help you do this.
What is home care or domiciliary care?
Home care isn’t for everyone, it really depends on an individual’s needs and requirements. That said we believe that frequent visits from carers and a few home modifications can help you retain your home comforts and independence.
Home care (also known as domiciliary care) describes care services that enable people to live in their own homes, which are usually provided by care workers or social care officers. Home care can include everything from help with cleaning the house once a week, to visits several times a day to help with washing, dressing and other personal care tasks.
Receiving care in your home is an increasingly common alternative to staying in hospital or moving into a care home.
Not only do you avoid any upheaval and stay in familiar surroundings, it can also be a more economical alternative to residential care.
The services that are offered to you will be based on an assessment carried out by your local council’s social services department or via Home care company accessors such as ourselves
It’s called a ‘package of care’ and will be written into your personal care plan that you will be involved in setting up and changing in line with your specific care requirements
Services can include help with:
- Getting out of bed in the morning, washing and dressing
- Toileting and using continence aids
- Preparing meals and drinks
- Help with eating and drinking
- Picking up prescriptions
- Giving, or prompting to take, prescribed medication
- Health-related tasks, as agreed with medical practitioners or community nursing nurses
- Nursing care from a registered nurse
- Collecting pensions
- Helping with money, managing and paying bills
- Getting out of the house and meeting friends
- Supervision and companionship
- Getting settled for the evening and going to bed
If you’d like to know more about any of this please get in touch…