Domiciliary care is care that is provided in the person’s own home. Sometimes called “care at home” or “home care”, domiciliary care is when a carer either visits you or lives in your own home, in order to be close at hand to support you. Domiciliary care can be appropriate if you require help with practical tasks or personal care but don’t want to move to a care home.
Home care package costs can vary based on where you live in the UK. Discover what to expect when arranging domiciliary care or a care at home package.
Domiciliary care providers in Northern Ireland can support your care needs, and you may not even have to pay out of pocket. Learn how care at home works in Northern Ireland.
Paying for care at home or home help services in Wales? Get advice on the cost of social care and domiciliary care services in Wales. Discover your options.
Researching the cost of Northern Ireland care homes? Care home costs in Northern Ireland usually need to be funded by the person seeking care. If you have more than £23,250 in capital, you’ll be expected to self-fund the entire cost of your care in a residential or nursing care home in Northern Ireland. Learn more.
When you look for the best care homes in Wales, fees and funding will almost always be key considerations. This guide explains what you should expect when you start to research the costs of care homes in Wales. Get free care advice whether you are seeking a care home in northern Wales, or a care home in southern Wales. Learn more.
Care home fees and costs in the UK can vary across geographical areas and from home to home. Whether you are preparing to move into a care home, or simply beginning to research the costs of care homes in the UK, we can help. Choose from a selection of easy-to-understand guides that explain typical care home costs and funding in your area.
Discharge from hospital can be a much anticipated moment, but some people may feel anxious as hospital discharge approaches. What if I struggle with shopping, meals or medication? The right type of care package can alleviate your concerns about hospital discharge. Learn more about the NHS hospital discharge policy.
Have you been advised to book a care needs assessment? A care needs assessment marks the first step you should take on the road to securing the right type of care package. Sometimes referred to as a health care needs assessment, this review will also take into account your personal and social care needs. Learn more.
Do you feel responsible for the wellbeing of an older person? If you start to see signs that an elderly person may need assisted living, or if you’re worried about dementia being a factor, it might be a good time to book a care needs assessment with your relative’s GP or search for a care package. Learn more.
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