Home Care Workers provide support for older people in their own homes. Home care, also known as domiciliary care, could be needed because of:
- mental health issues,
- old age, or
- recovery from accidents.
Home care workers support individuals to overcome the challenges they have in managing everyday tasks so they can live as independently as possible and achieve wellbeing in their lives.
The type and amount of care and support will vary depending on the individual’s needs, personal circumstances and what they have prioritised for their own wellbeing aims. This will often involve practical support and personal care. This may be for a few weeks (e.g. after a period of illness) or long term (e.g. a person living with dementia).