What is domiciliary care?
Domiciliary care provides support to people who want to stay in their own home but may need some help to do this. Domiciliary care services offer a wide range of assistance to enable people to live as independently as possible.
Professional carers visit you in your own home and help you maintain your own routines by supporting your needs in the areas of your lifestyle you need help with.
This may simply be helping you out of bed in the morning and getting washed and dressed for your day ahead. It may be more complex than that, requiring help with shopping, housework or managing your money.
Domiciliary care covers a wide range of services, such as:
- Maintaining your personal appearance (e.g. brushing your hair)
- Preparing meals and drinks; helping you with eating and drinking
- Shopping either on your behalf or taking you out to the shops
- Getting ready for bed and settling in to sleep
- Companionship and caring supervision
Supported living domiciliary care services can include help with
- Managing money and paying bills
- Collecting your pension payments
- Getting out and about, meeting friends
Domiciliary care support can make a huge difference to your quality of life, help your family and friends feel confident you are well looked after and give them the chance to relax if they are your main carers.
Your domiciliary care assistant is more than just a professional carer. They often become a familiar friend offering more than physical support. They can offer emotional support, build your confidence and reassure you at those times when you might have a little wobble.
To find out more about how Cygnet can help you at home, have a look at our Domiciliary Care page.