Daily care or live-out care is care provided on a daily basis by a professional carer or companion who lives in the vicinity of the client and works with the same objectives of encouraging independent living.
Daily care is generally chosen due to constraints on living accommodation. However, it is also chosen when:
- An individual is particularly uncomfortable about having an unknown person living in with them.
- An individual is trying out care at home for the first time and needs to get used to the idea
- Care responsibilities are taken in partnership with a family member
- A travel companion is needed – Accompanying clients on external engagements, for example holiday travel arrangements or theatre and opera outings
Heritage Daily Carers, much like live-in carers, allow you to stay at home in familiar surroundings with a bespoke level of one to one support, delivered on three levels of service:
The duties of a daily carer vary depending on the length of time the carer is required to spend with the client. Heritage Carers and Companions are generally asked to cook, engage you in the activities and hobbies you enjoy and help you to achieve your set goals.
A typical day lasts about 8 hours but many clients prefer the carer to remain with them for 12 hours in order to ensure that they have help getting up in the morning and getting ready for bed in the evening.
Heritage is happy to discuss individual requirements and will work with each client to deliver a tailor-made service.