Home Care or Care Home?
When considering whether to receive elderly care at home or go into a residential care home, it is important to really understand which setting would suit you in terms of the delivery of care and your own personal aspirations and desires.
Personalised elderly care
Care at home means that you can receive care in the comfort and safety of your own home, surrounded by all that is familiar to you. Moving into residential care means leaving that much-loved home and community, which is a hard decision. For a couple it may mean of course that you have to part, with one of you going into a residential setting to receive care whilst the other remains at home. Delivery of care in a residential setting cannot be personalised as the whole community needs to be considered, not just your likes and dislikes.
Responding to your needs
A live-in elderly care service is one-to-one and highly tailored to your individual needs and promotes individual choice in a range of decisions, including what you eat, how you live your life and maintain personal interests. The delivery of care can be quickly adapted in response to changing needs. You can also stay in your own community living the life you always have, as independently as possible with the right level of support doing the things in life you want to do, when you want to do them.
It is important that you make the right decision for you and your family based on your needs. When considering elderly care services it is necessary to understand which options are affordable and what funding might be available. It is also worth remembering levels of funding will be different in Scotland to England.
Our Client Services team and our Care Delivery Managers have expertise across both the residential care home and home care sectors, so are well placed to provide you with support and guidance in comparing and evaluating the options. There are many compelling benefits to live-in care which we recommend you consider when making your decision.
Call us today, we are here to help – 0207 632 5955 or complete our online form.