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Domiciliary Care Explained: What is Domiciliary Care?

In our simple guide, we explain what domiciliary care is, who can benefit from it, and how important it is to find the right care partner.

Within the care sector, there are numerous types of care that can be provided, with a range of terms that are often used to best describe them. Domiciliary care is one of the terms used, which is not commonly recognised and understood.


What is Domiciliary Care?

Domiciliary care simply describes a person receiving care at their own home.

It can be an extremely beneficial option of care for people of all ages to assist their independence whilst providing support.

The level of care can be reasonably flexible, from helping with daily household tasks to medical assistance, with a level of nursing domiciliary care.


What does Domiciliary Care mean?

It can mean different things for different people because domiciliary care can be tailored to support an individual’s needs. This is the main factor in why it is so popular in the UK.

Visits can vary in frequency with tasks included, but not limited to;

  • Household tasks such as cleaning, laundry and cooking
  • Assisting with accessing the local community, taking them to the shops, or to attend appointments
  • Personal medical support, this can include anything from applying dressings to supporting the health and wellbeing of a person with disabilities

Domiciliary care can be as frequent as required, including overnight or 24-hour care.


Who is Domiciliary Care for?

It’s ultimately for anyone who wishes to remain at home but requires additional support or care needs in order to live an independent, healthy and fulfilling life.

It’s often a preferred option for elderly people who don’t wish to be in a care home but need additional, regular support.

Some domiciliary care agencies specialise in specific areas or services. This can therefore be bespoke to the person’s specific care needs.


Lagan’s Foundations Domiciliary Care Services

Here at Lagan’s Foundation, we are focused on providing domiciliary care for children and young people with complex health needs.

Our expert care workers are specialists in supporting children who have feeding issues or a heart condition. Our care packages are commissioned to assist with the unique care needs of the child and family.

Complex conditions and disabilities typically include, but are not limited to:

  • Cardiac issues
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Dysphagia
  • TPN feed delivery
  • Feeding issues
  • Blended diet
  • Hypermobility
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Rare syndromes
  • Low/zero mobility
  • Autism
  • Asthma
  • Stroke
  • Behavioural issues
  • Learning delays
  • Brain injury
  • Metabolic conditions
  • Mitochondrial disease

We aim to offer a valuable helping hand in all aspects of everyday tasks, taking the pressure off families, and maintaining a high quality of patient care.

We take pride in focusing on the specific tasks the child is comfortable with, respecting their privacy and independence as much as possible.

Our services also offer wider support to provide parents with a well-deserved break, allowing them to recuperate or fulfill tasks of their own.


How do I get Domiciliary Care?

Getting domiciliary care can be tricky, as it’s important to find the right care partner. As mentioned, some agencies and providers specialise in specific care offerings so this can be beneficial if you are looking for assistance with a unique care need.

Usually, a quick search online can help to find some providers. However, it’s also worth looking into any groups or forums for those with specialisms, such as ourselves.

If you or someone you know would benefit from our domiciliary care, you can find out more and pursue a referral here. 


Domiciliary Care Worker Jobs with Lagan’s Foundation

As a leading provider of care, we are always keen to hear from qualified care workers who may be interested in joining us here at Lagans Foundation.

You can find out more information about our domiciliary care worker jobs here.