What is domiciliary care?

August 23, 2022 Domiciliary Care

What is domiciliary care?

Domiciliary (or Dom Care) is, in-home care provided by a healthcare professional. This type of care allows for the patient to continue their medical treatment in the privacy of their own home, without having to stay in hospital, hospice, or a care home.

Domiciliary care can include assisting patients that have undergone surgery and may require additional support whilst they get back on their feet, and rehabilitation – those with a long-term illness that may need assistance. It can also include personal care support to individuals requiring on-going medical treatment that do not want to be treated in hospital. Domiciliary care is available to anyone from paediatric care right through to adults and the elderly.

Types of care

Domiciliary care is tailored to your specific needs. Services for domiciliary care can cover the following:

  • Medication management
  • Dietary needs
  • Personal care
  • Companionship and hobbies facilitation
  • Housekeeping and meal preparation
  • Mobility assistance
  • Travel assistance

Why opt for domiciliary care?

Domiciliary assistance in one or more of these areas can mean the difference between having to move into an assisted living residency, care home or staying in the luxury of your own home. The assistance you need may be minimal, but it can make a huge difference.

The range of help required can vary, from having help a couple of hours a day to 24 hr live-in homecare. The services required will all be dependent on the level of care you or your loved one requires.

Domiciliary care, as mentioned, allows the patient to continue their normal routine. In some instances, like caring for a loved one suffering from dementia, familiarity and consistency is key in keeping the patient calm and relaxed. This makes all of those involved more comfortable.

Specialised care packages

All areas of care are assessed and taken into consideration when you are looking for private domiciliary care. Each provider will assess and provide you with a care plan dependent on your needs.

Cavendish Homecare are specialists in providing private home care nursing services in London and the Home Counties. We have built a strong reputation in providing first class quality bespoke nursing packages. Homecare Manager Mairead Liston has over 35 years’ experience in NHS and private nursing. This reflects in the care taken to assess each individual and understand what care is required. All our carers and registered nurses are fully experienced and dedicated to providing the best level of care for you or your loved one.

To speak to a member of the Cavendish Homecare team today about your nursing requirements call now on 0203 008 5210. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

About the Author…

Misha Zemkova

Operations Assistant

As a volunteer at North London Action for the Homeless, Misha stands out for her exceptional ability to connect with people through active listening and meaningful dialogue. With seven years of invaluable experience as a Team Leader and Key Worker for adults with diverse learning disabilities, including cerebral palsy, dementia, Down syndrome, and brain injuries, Misha brings extensive experience and a deep understanding of caring for individuals with unique needs.

Now a pivotal member of the operations team at Cavendish Homecare, Misha actively supports Nurse Managers and the Bookings team in delivering high-quality care. She has demonstrated outstanding commitment to supporting charity partner Cruse Bereavement through events such as the Virtual TCS London Marathon and Light up the Night.

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