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What Is The Role Of A Domiciliary Carer?

Here is some information about the role of a domiciliary carer and how they help their elderly clients and improve their quality of life.

Care provided in a person’s own home is a fast-growing segment of the care industry. It is growing quickly in popularity as residential care becomes more expensive and less attractive to our ageing population. Residential care is not always necessary to cater for a simple level of care and even when a higher level of care is needed, people often prefer not to go into a residential care home if they became unwell or unable to care for themselves.

A domiciliary care worker has the training and experience to support a client in their own home who will benefit from tailored care which enables them to remain safe, happy and independent within their own home.

What Does Domiciliary Care Involve?

Domiciliary care is where a trained carer provides care to a client who still lives in their own home. The client will require support with things like personal care, household tasks and other parts of their day to day life in order to maintain their independence.

Who Needs Domiciliary Care?

A large part of domiciliary care is for the elderly population, but realistically anybody could require domiciliary care. Mental health issues, physical disabilities and learning disabilities, recovery from stroke, living with dementia or cancer and other medical needs can affect anyone of any age. All can benefit from care and support at home.

Does A Domiciliary Carer Live in The Home Of Their Client

A domiciliary carer usually arrives at a set time in the day to help with specific tasks just for a few hours. Care can also be in the form of in-home care where a carer lives in the home of the client and provides a wider range of care services on a one-to-one basis. This is usually called live-in care.

What Does A Domiciliary Care Worker Do?

Often the basic services offered by a domiciliary care worker are helping with personal care (washing, getting dressed, maintaining appearance) as well as help with cooking meals and providing nutrition. On top of those services, a care worker may also provide specialist medical assistance (when they have the correct training) such as specialist stroke care. They may also help with house maintenance, laundry, garden maintenance, pet care, lifts to different places, and accompaniment to various appointments and social events. Every care package is unique to the client.

Do You Need A Domiciliary Carer?

If you are interested in finding a domiciliary carer the first step is getting in touch with a care agency offering domiciliary care services, such as Greenwood Homecare. We can provide you with some more information to find out if this type of help and support is right for your specific needs. Why not call us today? Getting the right care can be transformative for your life, enabling you to continue living safely and happily in your family home.

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We will agree a time to come and visit you in your own home. We will take the time to fully understand your care needs, and provide recommendations as to what type of care is required.

Care delivery

Once agreed, we will begin to deliver the care. Whether hourly, live-in, or night care, we will endeavour to deliver the best possible care.