Care in the home: UK domiciliary provision

Domiciliary care in the UK is vital for those unable to visit a high street practice. Sean Rai-Roche examines the market and explores the challenges both patients and practitioners face

Domiciliary care is a specialised area of optometry and audiology that is conducted within a patient’s home. It is a service for those who are unable to visit a high street practice because of physical or mental illness and therefore requires a particular set of skills and abilities.

Varying patient needs and additional pathologies means domiciliary care workers are among the most knowledgeable and adroit in the optical and hearing care sectors.

The Optical Confederation says: ‘For patients who require a domiciliary service, the majority of whom are vulnerable adults, good eye care can have an enormous impact on their independence and well-being.

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