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Although they sound the same there are some huge differences in what Care at home and Care from a Care home can deliver. So the big question is how do you know which type of Care will best suit your needs? Firstly its important to understand the difference and the support you can expect from each.

What is Home Care?

Home Care is caring for someone in the comfort of their own home. Home care can provide a range of services from help around the home, companionship, personal care, pet care and medication support. The main benefit to Home care is its flexibility. Carers visit you in your own home from as little as a few visits a week to live-in carers

What is a Care Home?

A care home is a residential building where numerous people receive accommodation and personal care. Each person will generally have their own single room within the building and this would be their sole residence.

What are the benefits to Home Care versus Care Home?

The Positives of Home Care:

The Positives of a Residential Care Home:

What type of Care is best for me?

Choosing whether home care or a care home is the right solution for you is a very personal decision, based around what are your health care needs, what emotional support you need, what support you have from friends and family and financing the cost of care available. The important thing is to plan ahead. A crisis or emergency care need can force you into make a rash decision that isn’t right for you long term.

Historically, it has been believed that a care home is the only safe, secure option for those with advanced care needs. Thankfully this is no longer the case and the choice to stay at home can be applied to many more people. Achievable through a combination of factors including, increased flexibility of care support budgets in Local Authorities, trained care professionals in home care organisations, home adaptations and technologies to make navigating the home easier and safer.

To discuss if home care could be an option for you call our trained team today to discuss what your care package could look like.

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