Frequently Asked Questions
What is Domiciliary care?
Domiciliary care is provided to people who still live in their own homes but require additional support with activities, including household tasks, personal care and any other activity that allows them to maintain both their independence and quality of life.
Who is Domiciliary care for?
Domiciliary care is for anyone who wants to stay at home while receiving the treatment they need. This type of care can be beneficial to people of all ages. This treatment can include recuperation, convalescence, and rehabilitation, amongst other areas.
Domiciliary care or Residential care?
Domiciliary care services are provided in an individual’s own home, whereas residential care involves the person moving permanently into a specialist supervised establishment set up solely to provide care.
What are the advantages of domiciliary care?
The biggest advantage of domiciliary care is that it allows your or your loved one to retain their independence in the home they know and love.
Who pays for Domiciliary Care?
Your local authority might be able to pay some or all the costs associated with domiciliary care. However, you may have to pay for all the services yourself. Make sure you claim all the benefits you’re entitled to – Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance (or Personal Independence Payment) are among the most common.