All New Beginnings Ltd
Here at All New Beginnings we aim to offer professional care…with a personal touch. We are a domiciliary Homecare Support Service Provider based in Lesmahagow, South Lanarkshire that are looking to make a difference to peoples lives in the community. If you’ve asked yourself the question, what does domiciliary care mean? This type of care is provided to people who still live in their home. We offer the following services but remember, if the service you require is not listed let us know and this will be considered.
· Meal Preparation
· Feeding and Nutrition
· Medication Prompting
· Washing and Dressing (morning and evening)
· Chores Service (light housework)
· Social Outgoings, Appointments
· Companionship Service
· Respite for Carers
· Continence Care
· Palliative Needs
· Hospital Discharge (home preparation)
· Holiday Relief for Family/Friends who provide Care
· Mobility Transportation
The care in the community that All New Beginnings provides, allows our service users the ability to maintain an independent lifestyle.
Here’s how to get in touch: -
Check out our website www.allnewbeginnings.co.uk
Give us a call on 01555 668580
Pop into the office for a chat, 101 Abbeygreen, Lesmahagow, South Lanarkshire, ML11 0EF
Email me us at email@example.com
Is Domiciliary Care right for me?
By: Philippa Harrington, On: 18 June 2020
Domiciliary care, otherwise known as home care, offers a variety of support services within a person’s home. There are many benefits, ranging from independence to flexibility, however, it may not be the right option for everyone. To help you decide whether domiciliary care is the right option for you, we have compiled this useful guide.
What exactly is domiciliary care?
Domiciliary carers can offer a variety of support, depending on your specific needs. These care levels range from companionship to assistance with personal care. However, there are also carers who specialise in specific types of care, such as caring for those with dementia.
What are the benefits of domiciliary care?
The main benefit of domiciliary care is the ability to retain independence. Even with the highest levels of care, it is still possible to manage your own daily life, such as preparing meals or bathing. Compared to a care home with set schedules for residents, this flexibility and independence is one of the most beneficial points of domiciliary care.
In addition, domiciliary care allows a person to remain in their own home. This feeling of stability, normalcy and closeness to friends and family is very important, especially if a person suffers from dementia or memory loss. For those who require care, a move away from home can often cause unnecessary stress.
Domiciliary care is by nature one of the most flexible forms of care, as it is completely tailored to the individual’s needs. In many situations, the level of care required can change, especially following a bout of illness. This flexibility also means that payment is only needed to cover the exact level of care required. Unlike a care home which will need to be paid a set fee, domiciliary carers can be paid by the hour.
If you are looking for a personal care experience, domiciliary care is a great option. Carers can get to know their patients and build a friendly relationship, with one-on-one care tailored to their individual requirements. This experience can be difficult to find in a care home, where staffing ratios may be more difficult to manage.
Are there any disadvantages of domiciliary care?
Although there are many benefits when choosing domiciliary care, there are also disadvantages which you should consider. For example, care homes are designed specifically for the purpose of providing care, so the facilities are more appropriate. To achieve the same level within a home environment, modifications such as handrails, stair-lifts and ramps may need to be completed.
Another potential issue with domiciliary care is the requirement to share personal space. For some people, allowing a carer into the home can be difficult, however, in many cases, carers and patients quickly build up a close relationship. By carefully choosing your own carer, it can make it much easier to invite someone new into your personal space.
How much does domiciliary care cost?
In many cases, domiciliary care is a more affordable option than moving into a care home. However, there are many factors which will determine the exact cost of domiciliary care. For example, the level of care required, the location and even agency fees can all impact the price. In general, those with complex needs will require specialist carers, so the cost will be more. As an average, the cost across the country is roughly £15 per hour, however, this can vary considerably depending on your specific requirements.