What is Domiciliary Care?

Living independently in your own home later in life is a dream many hold dear. But sometimes, a little extra help is needed to make that dream a reality.

Domiciliary Care is where individuals and families are supported with assisted living help tailored to their specific requirements and habits in the comfort of their own home.

Domiciliary Care, also known as home care, is a workable option as an alternative to a residential care home. This type of care at home allows individuals who require varying levels of assistance (due to illness, long-term medical concerns, or age) to live in their own homes independently or for longer than previously possible.

Domiciliary Care can range from a one-hour visit to a Care Professional living with you 24 hours a day.

What Does Domiciliary Care Involve?

Assistance with various daily activities is part of the service. Our team can offer companionship, emotional support, and help with daily tasks like:

  • Household tasks
  • Cooking
  • Medication assistance and management
  • Cleaning and laundry
  • Bathing and personal care
  • Dressing
  • Pet care
  • Companionship
  • Specialist care such as dementia care, palliative care, overnight care & live-in care

At-home care can assist in monitoring health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

Types of Domiciliary Care services

Companionship care:

At-home care can start with a friendly visit for a chat over tea. This type of care is referred to as companionship care, which typically involves social visits, help with shopping, and sometimes participating in activities and hobbies. It is crucial to prevent the health issues that can arise from social isolation and to provide professional care before any additional support needs arise.

Home help & support:

A  Care Professional will come to your home as often as you would like to assist you with the following day-to-day activities:

  • Companionship
  • Medication management
  • Household chores
  • Light housekeeping
  • Meal prep
  • Running errands
  • Social activities

And other tasks that help you maintain your home,

This will help to ensure a safe and healthy living environment is maintained along with appropriate nutrition and hydration to avoid illness and potential hospitalisation.

Domiciliary Care with two Care Professionals:

We can provide domiciliary care with two Care Professionals if you require assistance getting in and out of bed or walking—an ideal solution for those who need around-the-clock supervision.

Multiple care visits per day:

Many of our clients introduce the idea of care to their loved ones and enjoy multiple visits per day from their Care Professional. You can select the times you feel would be most beneficial. For example, meal times, bathing times, bedtimes.

What are the benefits of Domiciliary Care? 

One of the main advantages of receiving Domiciliary Care is the ability to stay in the comfort of your own home, eliminating the necessity of relocating to a care facility.

Another benefit is that Domiciliary Care Services typically cost less than residential care.

Enjoy personalised one-on-one support with our visiting care service. Pay by the hour and avoid the cost of a care facility.

How Domiciliary Care works with Home Instead

Many families choose domiciliary care as it is a more personal approach to care. 

Our care plans are tailored to you with one-on-one personal attention and support. Home visits range from 3 hours per week to numerous visits per day or overnight care and specialised support. There are also options for a live-in Care Professional to reside with you at home and provide care when it’s needed the most.

Living Life to the Fullest in East Hertfordshire with Domiciliary Care

East Hertfordshire is more than just a location; it’s a lively blend of history, charm, and natural splendour. It’s an ideal place to grow older with grace and independence, thanks to the assistance of Home Instead East Hertfordshire. Here’s why:

Thriving Communities, Welcoming You with Open Arms:

  • Small-town charm with big-city connections: Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of Sawbridgeworth, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertford, and surrounding villages, all well-connected to London and major towns.
  • Active communities for every interest: From historical societies and art clubs to gardening groups and walking clubs, find your passion and connect with like-minded individuals.
  • Local events and festivals: Immerse yourself in the local spirit with lively events, farmers’ markets, and vibrant celebrations throughout the year.

Nature’s Playground at Your Doorstep:

  • Stunning countryside: Explore rolling hills, charming villages, and picturesque waterways like the River Lee.
  • Award-winning parks and gardens: Find serenity in tranquil gardens like The Gibberd Garden or enjoy active fun at Lee Valley Park.
  • Rich wildlife experiences: Hike amidst meadows teeming with birds, observe playful otters at Rye Meads Nature Reserve, or visit Paradise Wildlife Park for an exotic adventure.

Support Beyond Care:

  • Strong local networks: Access dedicated services from charities, community centres, and support groups, fostering a sense of belonging and well-being.
  • Friendly neighbours and shopkeepers: Experience the warmth and helpfulness that defines East Hertfordshire’s close-knit communities.
  • Family and friends nearby: Enjoy easy access to loved ones, thanks to excellent transport links and a central location.

With Home Instead East Hertfordshire by your side, you can:

  • Maintain your independence: Continue living in your cherished home, surrounded by familiar surroundings and treasured memories.
  • Stay connected to your community: Engage in local activities, socialise with friends and neighbours, and participate in events you love.
  • Embrace a fulfilling life: Pursue your interests, discover new passions, and make the most of every day with tailored care and support.

Located in East Hertfordshire, with its friendly communities, beautiful scenery, and strong support systems, provides an ideal setting for a satisfying life, even when requiring in-home assistance. Allow Home Instead East Hertfordshire to assist you in continuing your journey from the comfort of your residence, surrounded by the charm of this wonderful area.

Get in touch with us now and find out how we can help you make the most of your life in East Hertfordshire.

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Why choose Domiciliary Care over a Care Home?

Home-based Care Services Individuals are given tailored and focused support in the comfort of their own homes, receiving help with daily tasks and personal requirements. This includes companionship, specialised care, and measures to prevent falls and respond to emergencies promptly.

Receiving care at home is usually a more cost-effective choice compared to living in a care facility.

Moreover, it also allows families the freedom to have more quality time with their family member.

What is the difference between Domiciliary Care services and residential care?

Simply put, domiciliary care is delivered in a person’s own home, whereas residential care entails remaining continuously in a specialised facility designed to provide care.

Is Domiciliary care better than residential care?

Individuals needing nursing care may have needs that exceed what can be provided in a home setting, making residential care a more suitable option than care at home.

Some individuals may not need to stay in a care facility but may have resided in one in the past because they were unaware of the available home care services. Receiving care at home offers a sense of comfort and enables individuals to remain in a familiar environment filled with cherished memories and personal belongings.

Such care promotes independence and allows clients to stay near their loved ones and friends.

Is it possible to have Specialised Care?

Home care services are ideal for individuals with long-term disabilities, physical limitations, or requiring end-of-life care.

If you believe you have special care needs, your first step should be to reach out to your GP, consultant, or our team at our location in East Herts and Uttlesford. We can conduct a care assessment to determine if receiving care at home is suitable and to identify any necessary equipment for your safety and comfort.

Home Instead East Herts and Uttlesford Domiciliary Care

Here at Home Instead East Herts and Uttlesford, we make it possible to stay in the comfort of your home while receiving the level of support you need.  Our Care Professionals are kind and compassionate individuals who will go above and beyond to deliver care with the dignity and respect you deserve. Home Instead East Herts and Uttlesford provides a wide range of high-quality Domiciliary Care Services throughout Sawbrigeworth, Bishop’s Stortford,and the surrounding areas.