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Pros and Cons of Domiciliary Care

The Pros and Cons of Domiciliary Care

Ever wondered if domiciliary care is right for yourself or a loved one? As well as the option to live independently with peace of mind, home care has a plethora of benefits ranging from economical to financial.

As a leading local provider of home care, we’ve outlined some advantages, and disadvantages, below:

The advantages of Home Care Services

  • Independence: Home care whether it’s 24-hour or sleep-over services allow older people to stay in their own homes for longer.
  • More time at home: Home care may prevent, or delay, a move into a care home or sheltered housing.
  • Community matters: You can maintain contact with friends and your local community.
  • Peace of mind: Services ensure you or your loved one is being looked after and aren’t alone.
  • Flexibility: Home care services are flexible and you can have as little, or as much, help as you need. Also, care can be tailored to suit your needs.
  • Care responsibility: Home care providers, like Homecare Gurus, are responsible for vetting staff and will cover absences if necessary; meaning you don’t have to worry.
  • Duty of care: Local authorities have a duty of care to provide help to those with eligible needs.
  • Trust: Care providers must be registered with national regulators who check that they are working to set standards and, in England, rate their services.
  • Cost: Receiving care at home might be a lot cheaper than moving into a care home, depending on the amount of care needed.
  • Pets: You can continue to live with your beloved pets.

The disadvantages of Home Care Services

  • Carers aren’t around 24/7, unless you have a live-in carer.
  • Different staff: although the aim is usually to provide consistency of care, sometimes different staff may be used in times of staff sickness, holiday or when there is a shortage of carers.

Want to find out more? We’re always happy to talk about how home care could benefit you – and our professional team are always on hand to help. Check out our services or give us a call us on: 0800 448 0521.

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How to find the right care for you or your relative

1. Find your local office

Homecare Gurus delivers care from locally based offices, find yours to start your care journey today.

2. Get in touch with us

Fill in our call back form or give us a call to find out how we can help you.

3. Assessment

We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.

4. Care team chosen & care starts

You’ll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.