Domiciliary Care Agency Reading
At Helpd, we assist our clients stay at home and keep their independence for as long as possible, and with domiciliary care in Reading & Nationwide, you can continue to stay in your home, while our carers help you keep on top of things that may have become harder with age or disability.
Whether you are looking for someone to help you for a hand-full of hours a week or for a live-in carer, we have a number of highly skilled, professional carers who make life easier for you. All our carers are self-employed, meaning you benefit from tailored healthcare, continuity of care and you’ll pay less while your carer will be paid more for their hard work. Speak to us to find out more about home care for the elderly and for any other reason. Call us on 0118 449 2373 or message us here and we will call you back.
What is domiciliary care?
Domiciliary care generally means a carer helps you with domestic tasks, personal care and perhaps some clinical care. This may include household tasks, grooming, bathing, medication management and other activities that a person may need, so quality of life and independence can be maintained.
Tasks can include but are not limited to:
- – Personal care
- – Mobility help
- – Dressing
- – Cooking and feeding
- – Cleaning
- – Laundry
- – Medication management
- – Applying lotions and creams
- – Toileting: including catheter and incomitance care
- – Grooming: hair care, make-up and shaving
- – Bathing/showering
- – Help with shopping
Domiciliary care can also be a valuable source of companionship, especially if you or a loved one is recovering from an illness, operation or other medical treatment and the family lives far away. At Helpd, we can also provide a temporary home from hospital care for those that need a little helping hand after a hospital stay.
As our carers are self-employed, we encourage our clients and carers to communicate directly with each other so that needs are met quickly and with a minimum of fuss. Our carers make huge efforts to understand the likes and dislikes of those that they care for to ensure they are comfortable and happy.
Help for elderly living at home
Whether you are looking for care for yourself, your partner or a family member, we can help you with your care needs at Helpd. Our flexible approach means you can find tailored domiciliary care that is compassionate as well as professional. Ensuring that both you or a loved one’s personal care and household tasks are taken care of will help to give you peace of mind, and it can also help boost physical and mental health.
Helpd is an agency that connects domiciliary care clients with carers offering that service. By being self-employed, the carers get paid more and the service will cost you less, as we take a far smaller proportion than traditional care agencies. We thoroughly interview and vet all our carers before their profiles are published on our website. By choosing to hire your own carer through Helpd you benefit from:
- – Seeing the same person who is familiar with your needs and routine
- – Having continuity of care
- – Help from our knowledgeable staff with choosing and booking your own carer
- – Access to technology that will help you with contracts and making safe and secure payments
- – Building a better relationship with your carer
Paying for domiciliary care
Depending on your circumstance you may be entitled to help with paying for domiciliary care in Reading or nationwide depending on a series of resources available to you at your location. How much you will have to pay for domiciliary care will depend on your health and mobility, the value of your assets and the level of help and support you require. Domiciliary care funding can come from a number of sources including:
- – NHS
- – Attendance Allowance
- – Other benefits (i.e. PIP)
- – Local authority
- – Charities (i.e. Age UK)
- – Health insurance
Many who have a need for a domiciliary care agency Reading or elsewhere in the country do opt to self-fund, especially if they only need a handful of hours a week of help. Choosing home care can in some cases be the most practical and cost-effective solution for elderly care.
For more information on funding for home care take a look at our comprehensive funding page here.