Domiciliary Care – Healthcare at home

Domiciliary Care

It can come to a time in your life when you are no longer able to live independently.  You may need to have some domiciliary care which means that someone will come to you and help with your every day needs such as general housework, cooking and mealtimes.  You may also need some more help such as personal care.  Our services are designed so that we can help you and your loved ones continue to live as independently as possible in your own homes.   We offer the following types of help and care:

Personal care

  • Assistance with washing.
  • Assistance with dressing.
  • Assistance with skin care needs.
  • Assistance with toilet needs.
  • Assistance with personal hygiene tasks.
  • Assistance with preparation of food.
  • Assistance with eating and drinking.

Housework

  • Dusting.
  • Cleaning.
  • Vacuuming.
  • Laundry.
  • Ironing.

Our Healthcare at home services include

  • Shopping.
  • Pension Collection.
  • Baby Sitting.
  • 24 Hour/ Live-in.
  • Sleep-in.
  • Awake night.
  • Respite.

Domiciliary care is not only provided for the elderly and frail but help can also be given to people with mental health problems, sensory impairment or somebody who has a physical disability.

The role of a domiciliary care worker will be to offer all the above help plus any extra help they may need such as going shopping or making a trip to the doctors.

The Department of Health issued regulations on the minimum standards of domiciliary care in 2000 which you can read in full by clicking on the link.  These were made to ensure that the person living in their own home does not receive sub-standard care.