Our private domiciliary care service at a glance
Home Caring specialise in aged care services within the home. Offering you and your family care services which can improve and manage your home environment is what we’re all about.
An in-home domiciliary care worker can be exactly what’s required to lift the strain of managing a household alone. Home based care can come in many forms and may include housekeeping, meal preparation, grocery shopping, laundry and other household chores.
As our carers come to your home you can be sure you retain your independence and the comfort and familiarity of the family no matter what your life stage or requirements. Whether you’re looking for intensive medical assistance and care, respite care, a babysitter, help with maintaining the family home and all its various responsibilities. Home Caring can also develop a comprehensive Palliative Care or Dementia Care Plan for you.
Help us to turn your home into a peaceful retreat and enjoy the benefits of leaving the housework and the yard maintenance to our trained professionals from at Home Caring.
Domiciliary care and an in-home assistant can be just what is required for retaining your independence for longer, getting the house into ship-shape order, or moving through a difficult time in your life. Home Caring has all the home bases covered and a host of overnight respite services to offer from qualified and trained individuals, whatever your needs.
What is domiciliary care?
Firstly, we need to begin by taking a look at what domiciliary care is and how it can benefit you and your family. This is a form of care that is offered to those who still live at home yet they need assistance with certain activities, which can include personal care and household tasks, as well as a number of other activities that give them the ability to maintain their independence and their quality of life. You may need this form of care if you have started to find it challenging to complete various parts of your typical routine and so you would like some support. We can arrange regular home visits for you. These visits can last for 30 minutes or for several hours, depending on your needs. Some of the tasks that can assist with are as follows:
- Clinical care, including PEG feeding, stoma management, and catheter management
- Meal preparation and household tasks
- Helping to mobilise in and around the home
- Medication management
- Continence and personal care
Just like live-in care, with this sort of care service, you will benefit from a valuable source of companionship. A lot of people find comfort in seeing a familiar face, whether it is several times a week or on a daily basis. It brings a feeling of friendship and safety, as well as some much needed comfort. Our team of carers are not only trained in providing the physical aspects associated with care but they are also trained in providing reassurance, encouragement, and emotional support too.
Who would benefit from private domiciliary care?
You may be wondering whether domiciliary care and in home care is right for you or whether you should consider another form of care. This care service is suitable for any person who would like to stay at home while getting the treatment that they require. It is beneficial for people of all ages; it is not merely a form of aged care or elderly care. This treatment can include rehabilitation, convalescence, recuperation, and a number of other areas. Our team of carers is fully trained and they can provide medical assistance, including suppositories, PEG feeding, convene, and catheterisation, to name but a few. We will be able to put a bespoke care plan together that is based on your needs. This is something we would like to stress about the service that we provide. We recognise that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution, and this is why we have worked hard to ensure that we always cater our plans to suit the person in question. This not only ensures you get the best form of medical attention for you, but it also ensures that you feel comfortable and that the care you receive makes you happy and content.
What can domiciliary care include?
Now that you have a better idea regarding domiciliary care, let’s take a look at some of the different services you will be able to benefit from if you do decide to go down this route and hire domiciliary care providers.
- Meal preparation and housekeeping – There is no place like home, right? Nevertheless, for those who require additional support, housekeeping tasks can start to build-up. From sorting out the laundry to cleaning the windows and polishing the surfaces; it can seem like the list is never-ending, especially for someone who is not able to carry out these tasks efficiently. That’s why domiciliary home care can involve assisting with these tasks, ensuring that your home is kept in a tidy and clean condition. This may also be suitable if you have a family member or friend that has lost weight or is struggling to have regular meals after some form of surgery.
- Hobbies facilitation and companionship – In addition to assisting with housekeeping and meal preparation, domiciliary care can also include supporting people with different activities, for example, ensuring that they can still enjoy a certain hobby. If you want your carer to, he or she can also get involved in these activities too. After all, loneliness is something that impacts people of all ages all around the world. This is why companionship is such an imperative part of domiciliary care. Social interaction and companionship will help to enhance a person’s wellbeing, ensuring that they have someone on hand to speak to, whether this is about something that is troubling them or about a specific topic.
- Personal care – Personal care is a term that relates to a wide range of tasks and areas. The level and kind of support that is required will depend on the person that is receiving the care. However, some examples of what this can include are as follows: foot care, shaving, tending to nails and hair, maintaining comfort to help prevent pressure sores, changing continence pads, and of course, assistance with bathing and showering. You can be sure that our domiciliary care will always be carried out in a way that respects the privacy of the person receiving the care. If there are certain tasks that you would prefer to carry out independently, we will always respect this. We will never try to pressure you into something you are not comfortable with.
We provide a wide range of private care services and personalised in-home care packages, including disability care, domiciliary care, respite care, aged care, and senior care.
What are the benefits of domiciliary care?
There are two key benefits associated with domiciliary care, as we will explain below…
There are benefits to your psychological health
Firstly, you will experience benefits when it comes to your mental health. This is because your carer can help you from falling into loneliness and depression, which is something that impacts a lot of older people around the country especially. After all, depression can often go unnoticed, and it is a very serious problem. It impacts with your body’s ability to function properly, which can cause fatigue, headaches, irregular eating, and issues with sleeping. Sometimes all it takes is some companionship to ensure that this does not happen. Family members will be able to take comfort in the fact that someone else is invested in your well-being. This can especially be the case if you do not have a big family nad/or if your family members do not live close to you or they have a lot of their own commitments, for example, work and family life. Plus, when you add to this that you have the security and comfort of staying within a family environment, i.e. your home, then you can see how domiciliary care can have a positive impact on your psychological well being.
There are benefits to your physical health
Not only can the service provided by domiciliary care agencies have a positive impact on your mental health but it can also be beneficial to your physical health as well. There are a number of different ways that this is the case. Firstly, your carers will be able to ensure that you move around and that you remain active, as well as ensuring you follow a healthy diet. Whether you simply move around the home or you and your carer go for walks or enjoy active hobbies; they will ensure that you get your body moving so that your strength improves. They will also be able to ensure that you receive timely medication reminders. Other benefits in terms of maintaining physical health include meal preparation and cooking as well as having someone to help you move around the house and transfer to and from your bed.
When you take these two benefits into consideration, it is not hard to see why more and more people are turning to domiciliary care from a leading domiciliary care company. If you would like more information about this and the domiciliary care service that we provide, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Care homes vs. domiciliary care
In general, you tend to have two options available to you when you require care. You can either opt to move into a care home or you can opt for assistance instead. A lot of people prefer to have a carer come to their own home, as opposed to moving to a care home. After all, most people feel comfortable in their own home and moving can cause unnecessary stress. Domiciliary services have advanced dramatically over the years and so you can receive the same amount of care as you would if you moved into a dedicated care facility. In fact, there is an argument that you may even receive better care from home because all of the attention is going to be focused on you. Plus, there have been many studies that have shown that people want to stay at home because it enables them to keep their independence too. This is something we can fully appreciate and that is why facilitating your hobbies is something we are here to help with.
Looking for the best domiciliary care Australia has to offer?
If you are interested in our domiciliary care services, please do not hesitate to get in touch for more information. We would be more than happy to answer your queries and assist you in any manner that we can. The number you need is 1300 875 377. You will speak to one of our friendly and experienced team members who will happily answer your queries and tell you more about our domiciliary care service. Alternatively, you can send an email to [email protected], and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you and your family to live a happy and independent life with the right level of care.