Domiciliary Care Services
At Sova Healthcare, we provide domiciliary care services that are tailored to your lifestyle. Our domiciliary care services are specifically designed to deliver the type of domiciliary care you require, including the physical and emotional support you may need when faced with a disability or an illness.
What is Domiciliary Care?
Domiciliary care is when a carer offers personal visiting support at home. Unlike live-in care which provides ongoing assistance, domiciliary care services occur on an ad-hoc basis or via a scheduled service, and are more suitable for those who require personal care including general housekeeping visits or overnight support.
Our trained carers deal with our clients with the utmost discretion, allowing you to feel comfortable and completely at ease at all times. Everyday tasks like bathing and dressing come naturally to most people, but they can be a daily struggle for some individuals. Our domiciliary care services provide comprehensive, compassionate personal care at home, aiding you with tasks that may have become painful or difficult.
Our aim in what we provide in our domiciliary care services is to make your day-to-day life easier and less stressful, whilst preserving the familiar surroundings you are most comfortable with. We believe that everybody should be able to live as painlessly as possible, without undue stress or worry. Therefore, we encourage and promote independence where possible, so that you can continue to live a full and content life.
What Personal Services Are Included?
Our personal care plans include domiciliary care services such as: bedroom mobility, dressing, bathing, medical administration, household tasks, eating and mealtimes, companionship and continence care. Here is an overview of what we can include in your personal support plan:
Our carers can assist you in the mornings and evenings with getting in and out of your bed at times which suit you and your personal lifestyle. We ensure that you feel comfortable and safe and that you are having a peaceful night’s sleep.
If you find it difficult to get dressed or undressed, our carers are able to assist you. We are aware that you may have trouble moving into certain positions, which is why we provide a gentle and patient service.
Our carers are able to assist you with getting in and out of the bath or shower and also can aid you with any help you may need with washing, cleaning and drying yourself. Our personal care service is always gentle and discreet; we take every care in maintaining your dignity with intimate support such as this, ensuring that you are always comfortable and at ease. If you are able to perform these tasks yourself but nevertheless would like somebody there just in case, we can sit with you whilst you bathe and lend a hand if you have any trouble. We encourage your independence but understand that you may still have concerns; everybody has different needs and we work out a support plan to suit you.
If you are able to perform these tasks yourself, but would still like somebody there just in case, we can sit with you whilst you bathe and lend a hand if you have any trouble. We understand that everybody has different needs and we will work out a bespoke support plan to suit you.
Your health is of the utmost importance to us and we can help you manage or remember to take your medication. For complex medical requirements, we can assign qualified carers to administer your medication. A full assessment will be conducted to ensure you have the right medication service to suit your needs.
Maintaining a household can be a daunting prospect. Your home is personal and special to you and should be the place where you feel most safe, relaxed and comfortable. However, being unable to keep on top of the chores can become stressful. Our domiciliary care service is designed to help you maintain your home by aiding you with tasks such as cleaning, vacuuming, dusting, washing up and laundry. If you are able to do some of these tasks yourself, our staff can be with you to assist where needed or provide additional support.
Our domiciliary care services also include nutritional support. We can help you prepare and eat healthy nutritious meals and assist you with your weekly food shopping. Although we are always keen to suggest and introduce new foods and recipes into your diet, we will always take into account your personal preferences. If cooking is something you enjoy and would like to take control of, we can be there in case you need further help.
Mobility issues can sometimes hinder your ability to visit friends and family. We can support you with this and make sure you see them as often as you would like. All our staff are very friendly and chatty, meaning that they are also fantastic companions. If you just need someone to talk to or keep you company, our carers are always there for you.
Sova Healthcare can provide you with continence care as part of your domiciliary care support plan. Our staff are highly trained to be discreet and maintain your dignity at all times, especially during intimate and personal tasks. They can help you get to and from the toilet, change incontinence pads and catheter bags, and keep you clean, hygienic and comfortable.
Why Choose Sova Healthcare's Domiciliary Care Services
Sova Healthcare is widely recognised as one of the top domiciliary care services in the UK. With branches in Leicester, Bradford, Harrogate, Birmingham, Halifax and Redbridge, we have continued to expand our health and social care services, to help those suffering from complex illnesses or learning disabilities live a comfortable life.
All of our domiciliary care service and home care services are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and run by registered managers who ensure our domiciliary care meets and exceeds the required standards.
Frequently Asked Questions
The key difference between domiciliary care and residential care is that care services which are provided for individuals who live in a care home is known as residential care. However, domiciliary care services focus on providing care to individuals in the comfort of their own home.
Domiciliary care caters to individuals who prefer to remain in the comfort of their own homes while receiving the necessary support they require. Domiciliary care offers valuable benefits to individuals of varying ages including a diverse array of circumstances and conditions. It’s important to recognise that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach is not effective in the realm of domiciliary care.
This is because each person possesses a distinctive set of support requirements, making it impossible to pinpoint a specific demographic for whom domiciliary care is universally suitable or unsuitable.
Domiciliary care offers personalised, flexible, and cost-effective care in the comfort of one’s own home. It promotes independence, emotional comfort, family involvement, and can lead to better health outcomes, making it a preferred choice for many over care homes.
At Sova Healthcare, our domiciliary care services are overseen by the Care Quality Commission, guaranteeing a superior level of care delivered within the convenience of your home. Get in touch to find out more about our Domiciliary Care services.