Domiciliary care is for people that live in their own homes but require additional support with household tasks, personal care, doctor or hospital visits, or any other activities that allow them to maintain their independence and quality of life. It is also called ‘home care’.
Domiciliary care can be provided to anyone at any stage of life – post a hospital stay, at the onset of mental health problems, or once sensory impairment or physical disabilities have developed. Further, domiciliary care is tailored to your needs and schedule. It can range from a visit once a day for an hour to full live-in home care (in which a carer is with you day and night).
After calling an agency and undergoing a care assessment, you receive a care plan unique to your needs and condition. This care plan takes your existing routine into account and works around your schedule. In addition, carers that are best suited to your needs and personality are assigned to you