How much does domiciliary care cost?
If you or your loved one is considering domiciliary care you may be concerned about the potential cost. You will be reassured to know that the cost of visiting home care is very competitive when compared to care in a care home. Visiting home care is usually the same, or cheaper than residential care but with the added benefits of having personal one-to-one care in the comfort of one’s own home. Which for many people is priceless.
How to choose a domiciliary care provider
Choosing a domiciliary care provider can be daunting. If you’re new to home care services you may be feeling overwhelmed. It’s important to know what you should expect from a care provider so you can choose the best care for you or your loved one.
Here are some ways you can assess if a home care provider is right for you:
Are there enough staff to ensure you receive a reliable service that is not rushed? Do staff have the right mix of skills to make sure you are kept safe? Do carers protect your dignity and human rights, and respect you as an individual?
Being introduced to any staff who will provide your care and knowing that they can provide the right care based on their knowledge, qualifications and skills. You are always asked for consent to care, treatment, and support and where appropriate your friends and family are also involved in decisions about your care. The staff know about your health needs and personal preferences. They regularly involve you in decisions about your care and treatment and give you as much choice and control as possible. You are regularly asked for feedback on the service and adjustments made when necessary.
Staff know about your background, likes, hopes and needs. This includes any needs you have because of your age, disability, sex (gender), gender identity, race, religion or belief, or sexuality. Staff treat you with dignity and respect. They have time to develop trusting relationships with you and are concerned for your well-being.
Responsive to needs
Your care, treatment and support are set out in a written plan that describes what staff need to do to make sure you receive personalised care. You, and your family and friends where appropriate, are actively involved in developing this plan and it reflects your personal choices. For example, you should be able to have a choice about who provides you with personal care, such as help with washing and dressing. If you have any concerns or complaints, staff always take them seriously, investigate them thoroughly and respond to them in good time.
Staff know what is expected of them and are happy in their work and are supported by their managers. Staff and managers work effectively with others who may be involved in caring for you, such as your local council. Managers know what their responsibilities are and are always honest, including when things go wrong.
The Care Quality Commission
These are the criteria by which the Care Quality Commission (CQC) assess home care providers. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator for all health and social care services in England.
Trinity Homecare is rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for our services as a regulated care provider. Only 3% of all domiciliary care providers in the country are rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.
Three simple steps to receiving Outstanding care
1. Call Us
Have a no obligation, confidential, conversation with one of our care experts to discuss your needs.
2. Free Assessment
A member of our qualified care team will then visit you or your loved at home to discuss your requirements.
3. Begin Care
Provided you want to go ahead with us, we will then match you with the best carer to meet your needs.
How to arrange domiciliary care
We know that navigating home care services can be confusing. That’s why at Trinity Homecare we’ve made it as easy as possible for you to explore our services and assess your needs with our confidential and no-obligation enquiry service.
Our dedicated and expert care management team are available every day from 7.30am to 5.30pm on 0207 183 4884 to take your calls. Whether it be a simple question or a request for assessment, we’re here to assist you in making your home care choice with all the information and time you need. If you would rather, you can contact us via our contact form.
After the assessment visit, a personalised care plan will be created for you based on your needs and wishes. If you choose to make Trinity Homecare your chosen provider we will put in place your care package quickly and efficiently, and are continually monitoring the service and ready to make adjustments where needed.
Whatever your home care requirements, we are confident that with our professional knowledge and experience, we can provide the care you need.