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What is Domiciliary Care?

Having a home carer can make a huge difference in your life. A home carer will come into your home to care for you or a loved one and can increase the quality of life greatly, particularly if there is difficulty walking or getting around. Despite having someone come to your home to help you, […]

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Having a home carer can make a huge difference in your life. A home carer will come into your home to care for you or a loved one and can increase the quality of life greatly, particularly if there is difficulty walking or getting around. Despite having someone come to your home to help you, the addition of a home carer can help you remain living independently in your own home. This kind of care is known as domiciliary care or home help.

A home carer can provide flexible care that works for the individual and can help in many ways such as housekeeping and personal support, these can help with independent living such as meal preparation and running errands. Carers have a duty of care to all the people they care for regardless of their living situation. A carers duties are both practical and emotional support, in order to enable their client to thrive in their home with the health conditions they have.

However, the duties of a carer are not just to help their clients in getting ready each day or going everyday tasks, it can involve simply spending time together, getting to know each other, joining each other for a tv show with a cup of tea or even attending a holiday together.

The number of conditions in which carers can help with is extensive and virtually non-exhaustive, ranging from dementia to cancer, ME and neurological conditions and long-term conditions or chronic illness. It does not matter the stage of your condition; we understand the condition and how you may be feeling and aim to help elevate this as best as possible. There are different levels of support available that can range from everyday tasks to providing transport to appointments or overnight stays and mental health support.