Domiciliary care is also known more generally as home care, and is any support offered in the comfort and safety of your own home. Compared to moving to residential care facility or nursing home, domiciliary care is more accommodating and personal. With this kind of care, a fully trained and compassionate carer comes to your home and offers you the practical and emotional support you need to carry on living your life the way you want to live it.
At Helping Hands, we believe that flexibility is important, so we offer a range of different kinds of home to suit people with very different needs. We primary provide either live-in care, for more comprehensive and round-the-clock assistance, or visiting care, where one of our staff visits you in your home on a regular schedule that you decide on.
Domiciliary care from our home care Oxford team is appropriate for many different situations; some of our customers are elderly and find that they need a little extra help managing the everyday tasks that have now become somewhat more challenging. Domiciliary care is also suitable if you are living with limited mobility or a medical condition, including dementia. Our carers have a special interest in working around the extra care needs that come with these conditions.
Our philosophy is always to tailor care to fit and each and every one of our unique customers. Whether we are with you for a few mornings a week or supporting you continuously, including overnight, you can expect practical, kind and attentive care that genuinely improves your quality of life. Our carers can come in and make sure that the housework is sorted out, or water your plants.
They can assist with daily grooming activities like showering and dressing, get the weekly shop done or prepare a delicious and nutritious meal in the evenings. We can help with medications and prescriptions, everyday errands, and mobility in the home and out of it. We are even available to accompany you to events such as weddings or help out over busy holiday periods where and extra pair of hands may be appreciated.
If you are wondering whether Helping Hands can support you and your family in your unique situation, you may like to know that there are many options to choose from. Our mission is always to slot in around your lifestyle, preferences and pre-existing routines so you feel empowered to carry on living the life you love, in the home you love.
We offer emergency care for all those times when things don’t quite according to plan, or there is a sudden change to the schedule. We’ll make sure that everything is carrying on as it should at home, so you have one less thing to worry about. For you peace of mind, we can also offer overnight care, or have multiple carers support you in shifts, so you can feel confident there is always someone there should you need them.
Finally, our respite care services are also there for our customers who already have their care needs sorted, but occasionally need someone to fill in for a carer who falls ill or simply wishes to go on holiday now and then. Whatever your needs, our carers are miracle workers who will find creative ways to support you and get it done.
When it comes to receiving care either for yourself or a loved one, it’s worth taking your time to select an agency you truly feel you can trust. Helping Hands has been proudly offering excellent home care services for more than 30 years now, and we like to think we have what it takes to give you and your family the care you deserve. We are Care Quality Commission certified and routinely monitored for safety and effectiveness. We are also thrilled to share that we have been named a Centre of Excellence, and are so far the only home care group in the country to ever have been given this accolade.
Every one of our carers is a unique individual, but they have all been handpicked and trained to our exceptionally high standards. We only work with those carers we know have the same philosophy as we do, and make sure that all our staff are regularly undergoing further professional development.
We understand that you may have plenty of questions about home care, but we’re here to help. Please do get in touch for a friendly chat about exactly how our staff can make your life a little bit easier today.