Domestic Care vs Cleaning Services… What’s the Difference?

Domestic care and cleaning services are the same thing, right? Well, not exactly! Keep reading to learn the difference, and find out which option is right for you or your loved one.

What are Cleaning Services?

Cleaning services are pretty much exactly what they sound like. An independent cleaner—or an employee from a cleaning company, visits your home to clean. This could mean a once-off, deep clean, focusing on the bathroom and kitchen. Or a weekly, whole-house maintenance clean. Depending on your needs, a cleaner may help with mopping, sweeping, dusting, dishes, tidying, vacuuming, toilet cleaning, and more.

What is Domestic Care?

Domestic care—also known as domestic assistance, is a service usually offered by home care providers. While home care can be organised privately (by busy parents, or people who’d like a bit of extra support), home care services are usually delivered to older adults, people recovering from an injury, or people living with disability. This is what makes domestic care services unique.

Domestic assistance is carried out by a cleaner who has the relevant checks (NDIS Worker Screening Check, Police Check), and experience working with people with additional needs. So, while domestic care workers may provide similar services to residential cleaners—including mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, tidying, and more, they also provide more tailored support. During a visit, a domestic care worker will keep an eye out for any hazards in your home, and will complete domestic tasks with your safety, abilities, and lifestyle firmly in mind. Domestic care workers also provide services beyond standard cleaning. They might help with tasks such as shopping, paying bills, washing, ironing, and sorting/tidying.

Which Option is Right for You?

If you’re finding it more difficult to keep up with the housework, it might be time to seek a bit of extra help. But which service should you choose?

If you’re busy and looking for a super quick clean, a residential cleaner might be your best bet. But, if you’re having difficulty with household tasks due to limited mobility, injury, or disability—domestic assistance may be a better fit. The best choice for you will depend on your needs, goals, and lifestyle. But generally, domestic care is flexible and tailored. So, no matter your circumstances, domestic care will have you covered.

Here at Simply Helping, we provide a wide range of home care services—including domestic care, to help you live a happier and healthier life. Click here to learn more, and contact us today. Or, if you’d like help deciding which service will best suit you, feel free to give us a call.

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