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Care Home vs Home Care

care home vs home care

Moving into a care setting can be a challenging time for families. Below is a list of the differences of moving into a Care Home over choosing Home Care.


 Care and Wellbeing

Care Home

  • 24/7 access to staff
  • Develop relationships with carers 
  • Nursing and dementia care available
  • Quality end-of-life care
  • Assistance scheduling and attending appointments

Home Care

  • Carers may change across shifts
  • End-of-life care may require a hospital or hospice move at additional cost
  • Family helps schedule and attend appointments

 Environment

Care Home

  • Gracewell located near amenities and transport
  • Safe, caring, and stimulating community for residents
  • Visits from family and friends are always welcome

Home Care

  • Reliance on family to access local services
  • Additional support aids to ensure safety often required
  • Limited companionship from daily visitor or live-in carer

 Food & Nutrition

Care Home

  • Dining options from award-winning chefs
  • Nutritional programme overseen by a qualified nutritionist
  • Cafes offer snacks around the clock

Home Care

  • Senior must cook meals or arrange for services

activities Activities & Leisure

Care Home

  • Daily programs organised by trained staff
  • Activities focused on mind, body, and spirit

Home Care

  • Isolation common due to time alone

 Cost

Care Home

  • Clear and reviewed regularly
  • Includes meals, laundry, housekeeping, and activities

Home Care

  • Additional services may have hidden charges and fees
  • Cost can be higher than residential community living

For more details, download and review our comparison chart.

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