Domiciliary care comes in many different forms, each with their own unique benefits. Fortunately, you can create a personalised care plan that addresses your needs and considers your desired outcomes. With a wide range of different types of care services available, it’s essential to assess what you may require from a care plan to receive the most effective and satisfactory care.
From domiciliary homecare services and dementia care services to palliative care services and more. Please read on to find out about the differences between them and which option could be the best fit for you or your loved one.
Respite care is when somebody else looks after you to give your usual carer, usually a friend or family member, some time to themselves to rest and recharge. Knowing that you are being well looked after when they are having a break will also help to alleviate any guilt that they may feel by being away from you. Whether the break is for just a few hours or a few days, respite care is always available to ensure the best care for you is continued and that you are fully supported whilst your carer/family member is away.
If you have Dementia in any form, such as Alzheimer’s then you will require very specific care. A carer who is trained in these areas has all the tools, knowledge, and experience to deal with the unpredictable nature of your condition. This also means your loved ones will be more at ease as they know somebody qualified is looking after you.
Palliative care is sometimes referred to as end-of-life or hospice care. It is provided to those who have a terminal illness with the main goal of this type of care being to make sure that you are comfortable and that you and your family have the support needed during this extremely difficult time.
Personal care involves helping you with maintaining a regular routine and keeping clean and healthy. It maintains health, wellbeing and dignity by providing help with tasks, in the comfort of your own home. We understand that personal care can be a sensitive topic of conversation, but good homecare agencies have experienced carers who have the most up-to-date and relevant training so that they can provide you with reassurance and confidence in the support you are receiving.
If you do not wish to move to a care home but require support around the clock, live-in care services are a great option. These services include a carer who would become your companion and guardian whilst residing in your home so that they can be there to assist you whenever you need. Although you would have a carer living with you, this does not mean that privacy, dignity or boundaries would be sacrificed.
There are other types of care than the ones listed above. If you would like to see a more comprehensive list of the different types of care services that we offer please visit our website. Our team are always happy to answer any questions or set up help, so please do not hesitate to get in touch!
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