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The Role of Domiciliary or Home Care in Retirement Villages


22/12/2023 Blog

Retirement villages are evolving to meet the changing needs of aging populations, providing comprehensive care solutions that enable residents to age in place comfortably. Domiciliary or home care services support the importance of maintaining independence and familiarity for residents while ensuring they receive the necessary support and assistance. Here we explore the benefits of domiciliary care in retirement villages, highlighting how it contributes to an enhanced quality of life for older individuals.

 

What is Domiciliary or Home Care?

 

Domiciliary or home care in a retirement village refers to the provision of care services within the individual homes of residents. Unlike traditional assisted living facilities, where residents often move into a communal setting, domiciliary care allows individuals to receive tailored assistance while continuing to reside in their own homes within the retirement village.

 

What are the benefits of Domiciliary Care in Retirement Villages?

 

Preserving Independence

Domiciliary care empowers residents to maintain their independence by receiving assistance with daily activities within the comfort of their own homes, which preserves a sense of autonomy and familiarity.

 

Customised Care Plans

Care plans are personalised to the unique needs and preferences of each resident. This level of customisation ensures that individuals receive the specific support they require, promoting overall well-being.

 

Continuity of Environment

Aging in place is associated with positive mental and emotional well-being. Domiciliary care allows residents to remain in familiar surroundings, reducing the stress and disruption associated with relocation.

 

Flexible Services

Residents can access a range of services, from basic assistance with activities of daily living to more specialised healthcare services. This flexibility ensures that residents receive the appropriate level of care as their needs evolve.

 

Skilled and Compassionate Staff

Domiciliary care staff should are trained to meet the unique needs of aging individuals. Compassion, empathy, and a commitment to preserving residents' dignity are crucial qualities.

 

Technology Integration

Leveraging technology can enhance the efficiency and quality of domiciliary care. Within retirement villages, this includes communication platforms, and smart home features that promote safety and ease of assistance in an emergency.

 

Collaboration with Healthcare Professionals

Collaborating with healthcare professionals ensures that residents receive comprehensive medical care. This may involve partnerships with local clinics, hospitals, or visiting healthcare practitioners who will also be able to visit the resident in their retirement village home.

 

Domiciliary or home care within retirement villages represents a significant advancement in senior living, emphasising the importance of tailored care and maintaining a high quality of life. By allowing residents to age in place, surrounded by a supportive community, retirement villages are redefining the aging experience and fostering a sense of purpose and fulfilment in later years. As the demand for such care options continues to grow, domiciliary care plays a pivotal role in the evolving landscape of retirement living.

Here at Rangeford Villages we want you to feel safe, secure and comfortable at home, knowing that care and support is available to you if you need it, allowing you to live later life to the fullest. Wellbeing is incredibly important to us which is why we entrust resident care to our skilled, professional, friendly CQC registered Rangeford Care team available 24/7 to provide you with the support you need.

Upon your arrival at your new Rangeford Village retirement property, our Care & Support Team will be there to discuss your particular requirements to tailor a Personal Care Plan that works for you and your family, Risk Assessment included, to assess how we can effectively assist you with your health and safety in mind. Our dedicated team are there to deliver a consistent, personable and discreet care service, reviewing and adjusting arrangements as your needs change over time.

 

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