The different types of homecare

November 29, 2022 Homecare Services

The different types of homecare

What is Homecare?

Homecare, also known as domiciliary care, is described as care services that enable people to live in their own home.

This is usually provided by healthcare workers or nurses. It can include anything from help cleaning the house, short visits to personal care and medication administration. Home care is the flexible care option as the care is tailored to one’s individual needs.

Different types of homecare

There are several types of home care. Thus, the first step is choosing the right kind of care required for you or your loved ones.

Personal care

  • This is to support you with daily personal tasks that may be more difficult to do due to old age or an illness. This can include tasks such as washing, getting dressed, oral hygiene and many more. It is up to the individual as to what personal care and support they require. All personal care will be provided in a respectful and discreet manner that upholds one’s dignity

Dementia care

  • Dementia homecare can span across several forms including Alzheimer’s disease. Care workers are specially trained to help the person maintain a routine and social life, assist with personal or household tasks while supporting them to live independently. Care workers who assist with dementia care are also trained to deal with challenging behaviour that develop due to Dementia.

Respite homecare

  • Respite homecare is a temporary service that aids one to you to manage any other commitments or simply take a break if caring for a loved one full-time. This can be arranged for a few days at a time or longer time periods.
  • Respite home care can also refer to care for people who are leaving the hospital and need extra help while they recover.

Live-in homecare

  • Live-in homecare involves a care worker living in the house of the person receiving care. This works best when daily care and companionship is needed and when space is available in the home to accommodate this. This means that you can keep the lifestyle you are used to such as your social life and standard of living.

Private palliative homecare

  • Palliative homecare allows you to stay at home, in the place you feel most comfortable, surrounded by the people you love. As well as being reassuring for the person receiving care, emotional support will also be offered to family members and friends.

Cavendish Homecare

Receiving care at home is an increasingly common alternative to moving into a care home or staying in hospital. This not only avoids any upheaval but also allows one to stay in familiar surroundings.

At Cavendish Homecare we are experts in providing private homecare for individuals who want to remain in their own homes. If you would like to enquire about our services, contact us on, 02030085210 or email us at