Would you prefer home care or residential care? Residential care (sometimes called residential nursing care) offers a safe place to live. When managed to a standard to suit the resident, residential care provides social activities alongside 24-hour support. However, many people feel happiest at home.

If the home is where the heart is, it can be difficult to choose any other option. Emotionally you might be sure that home care is for you, and it’s also important to be clear about the financial costs. Take a look at the finances with the help of experts from your local council and care agencies. Here are some aspects of life that people consider when choosing between home care or residential care.

Home care.

With home care, you remain in an environment familiar to you and live your life to your plan and on your terms. When you stay at home and opt for home care support, you can choose to eat what you like and usually when you want, depending on staff rotas.

Enjoying the company of your pets is possible at home. You won’t need to rely on close friends and family to look after your pets for you. And you can arrange to see your friends and family at any time.

At home, you might regularly telephone your siblings, family or friends. Maybe, you’ve had a tv for years and know exactly how it works—watching television programmes and phoning your friends whenever it might be necessary to you.

Take a look at how home care will allow you to choose the life you want to live. Many people elect to have one to one support from a care worker. Choosing to live at home can save you money on care costs, depending on your circumstances. And if you live with your husband, wife or partner, you can remain together as a couple in your own home.

Residential care.

Social activities with other residents and twenty-four-hour support from care staff are a standard service in residential care homes. Care homes are also known to reduce the pressure on local hospitals, GP’s and emergency centres, as residential care staff are experts in preventing falls, accidents and injuries.

Residential care homes provide positive health benefits for senior residents. They are known to improve and negate a range of loneliness, isolation, mental health problems and low well-being. Many notice improvements in lifestyle, physical activity and life expectancy.

However, some people strongly resist moving to an unfamiliar environment, and therefore, home care is likely to be the kindest and most appropriate option for them. If you would like to discuss the issues raised in this article, then please get in touch.

Local Homecare

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