What is Home Care?

Home care 
Home care, also called domiciliary care, is when care workers travel to the homes of people in need of assistance.
Having a carer come to visit you in your home can make a huge difference to your life.

Homecare is very flexible and can tailored to your needs. Home care is ideal for people who want to stay living in their own homes but would like some help with day-to-day living. These people can be adults of any age, disabled, managing an illness, end of life or wanting support to age well.

If you were looking for home care for yourself or someone you love, a care coordinators would do a match up service. They would do their best to match up a carer based on personality, hobbies and interests. Everyone requiring care should be visited by a senior member of staff who will discuss their needs and preferences for the care they would like to receive. This is called a consultation/needs assessment. The staff member would then create a personalised care plan that the care workers would use to deliver the service.

Home care workers should always properly trained, and DBS checked in order to maximise a person’s safety. There are regulatory bodies in place that monitor and assess home care agencies to make sure that their performance is in line with the law and with good professional practice. Each country has its own care regulator. These regulators visit the agencies and conduct in-depth assessments. Their reports and ratings can be found online.

There are different types of home care and it’s important to recognise this and look at what might be best for you or your loved one.

This could be anything from:


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More resources 

Help at home from a carer - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Types of Home Care - homecare.co.uk advice