What is Home Care?
Person centred care services
Home care, also called domiciliary care, is when care staff travel to the homes of people in need of assistance. This is arranged through the local council or through private agencies.
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 older, disabled or managing an illness.
Depending on the needs of the individual, the type of care provided ranges from short 30 minute visits to 24 hour live-in.
In England, it is illegal for new domiciliary care agencies to operate without being registered with the Care Quality Commission.
Examples of personal care services
◌ Medications assistance by:
” reminding the client to take medications, and
” opening containers for the client;
◌ Transferring assistance
◌ Personal grooming and dressing
◌ Eating and meal preparation
◌ Oral hygiene and denture care
◌ Toileting and toilet hygiene
◌ Bathing assistance
◌ Taking and recording temperatures and weights
◌ Administering emergency first aid
◌ Providing transportation
◌ Errand services