Domiciliary Care

Caring for a loved one at home can be physically and emotionally demanding. At Medcom Personnel we understand that carers themselves will often need additional support in their role of looking after a loved one..

Designed to give an existing, such as a family member, a break from their workload, our Respite Care Companions will support you to the exact same standard of care that you’re accustomed to, and are available on a short or long-term basis.

What is Domiciliary Care?

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

Benefits of Domiciliary Care

The two key benefits of domiciliary care are the improvements in elderly individuals’ physical and psychological health.

1. Benefits to Physical Health – The fact that domiciliary carers are present for timely medication reminders, transferring to and from beds and around the house, and for meal preparation and cooking, ensures that elderly individuals maintain their physical health.

In addition, their physical strength can also be sustained as in-home carers can keep them active and be moving by doing exercises with them as well as ensuring that they maintain healthy diets.

2. Benefits to Psychological Health – In-home carer can help prevent older individuals from falling victim to depression and loneliness. Depression is a serious problem that can go unnoticed. It interferes with your body’s basic functioning by causing sleeping problems, irregular eating, headaches, and fatigue.

Quality & Assurance Care

Are there security checks for carers? – Private in-home care agencies complete Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)checks for all carers. Further, at Medcom Personnel, it is standard procedure to follow up with each carers’ references. This is done to ensure that references check out and to inquire about the quality of care delivered by a carer and whether it is up to the Medcom Personnel standard – above par care that is delivered with compassion.

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