Domiciliary Care is a care service provided at home, allowing you to receive help with everyday tasks and activities whilst allowing you to stay in the place you love and maintain your independence.
Because domiciliary care involves a bespoke service plan designed around your needs and existing routines, it ensures that you’re in control of the support you receive.
Additionally, one-to-one attention from your own Carer helps to maintain mental well-being through companionship and friendship in a safe, familiar environment.
The provision of domiciliary care is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, so you can be sure that you are in safe hands with a regulated provider.
Domiciliary care is the provision of care and support for those who may need additional assistance with activities, personal care, medication, or household tasks to help them live independent lives but who also wish to stay at home in familiar surroundings.
It involves regular home visits from trained, qualified Carers from 30 mins to several hours a day, once a day or as many times as you’d like, depending on what you want or need.
A Domiciliary Carer can assist with:
- Managing medication
- Household tasks and meal preparation
- Mobility around the home / shops
- Personal care
- Convalescence care
- Clinical care
- Social interaction, enabling you to meet friends and enjoy your hobbies.
Why Absolute Angels?
We have always worked under the motto, “It’s all about people’. This means that everyone we deal with is treated with honesty, dignity, respect, and compassion. It also means that we take into account the personal choices, aspirations, and decisions of those we work with.
We work with you, and / or your relatives to design a care package that suits you. Whether you need help with personal care, assistance with mobility or medication, or if you just want to sit and chat for a while each day, our team will help you to achieve your needs and wishes through a comprehensive care plan designed just for you.
Of course, if your needs change at any time, your plan is designed to be flexible and we’ll adjust it to suit your new requirements as much as you need.
We want to make a real difference to the quality of life of all those we support – including not only those we care for, but also their families. We aim to compliment the care already given by family members or to become the primary source of care where family are unavailable.
Funding your care
Below are the options for funding your Domiciliary Care.
Local Authority funding
Many people are worried about the cost of domiciliary care. It can be expensive, especially for those on low incomes. However, your local council might be able to provide assistance depending on your personal circumstances. This may be in the form of a payment direct to you (known as a ‘personal budget’ or ‘direct payment’) or they may liaise with your chosen care company to make payment directly to them.
Information on local authority care funding for the areas we primarily operate in is available below:
If you live in a local authority not listed here, please contact us and we will send you the details for funding in your area.
If you don’t meet the criteria for local authority funding, you will need to pay for your own care.
However, you might still be able to claim additional financial support that will help towards this.
- An Attendance Allowance of between £59.70 and £89.15 per week is available for those aged 65 and over who have either physical or mental disabilities
- For those aged 16 to 64 living with long-term ill-health or disabilities, a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) of between £23.60 and £151.40 per week can help meet some of the cost of domiciliary care.