Maintaining Independence

Perhaps the most important benefit of domiciliary care is that you, or your loved one, are able to maintain independence. Even with more intensive care, you are still at liberty to choose when you wish you eat, sleep, drink, bathe or even when to leave your house. This is something that is restricted when opting for a care home.

Flexibility

One of the biggest benefits of choosing domiciliary care over a care home is the flexibility to choose how much, or how little care you would like to receive, as well as what times and how often you want to receive it. In a care home, you simply don’t have this option, it is an ‘all or nothing’ package.

Financial Benefits

Due to the flexibility of care as mentioned above, it is likely that choosing domiciliary care over a care home will save you, and your family money over time. You simply pay for what you need, and nothing more. That being said, it is important to choose the right domiciliary care provider over the cheapest one. The top priority is finding a care provider you can trust and rely on.

Personalised, One-to-One Care

With domiciliary care, the client’s needs are always put first, simply because you are one-to-one with the carer. In care homes, more often than not, the ratio of staff to residents is very low. Domiciliary care is quite the opposite clients are cared for on an individual basis, allowing for a more bespoke and personalised level of care.

No matter what you and your loved ones choose to do when exploring their care options, it is important to gain an understanding of the benefits home care can offer. We always recommend picking up the phone and having a chat with a health care professional or a regulated care provider, to find out what will be best for you.