#HomeCareAdvice A Care Home Or Home Care

Published: 22/05/2019

When ongoing care support is required often people consider a care home, however this is not the only option available.   We often share tips and pointers with those enquiring about care and are pleased to share some of them with you here.

When ongoing care support is required often people consider a care home, however this is not the only option available.
 
A home care provider will very often be able to provide the care support that is required and help the individual receiving the care support remain at home.
 
We often share tips and pointers with those enquiring about care and are pleased to share some of them with you here.
 
What are the main differences between a care home and home care?

Home care enables people to remain in their own home rather than needing to make the upheaval and move into a completely new environment.

Home care enables people to maintain their routines, friends, family visits and remain in an environment that they are used to.

Although a care home may be right for some, it involves moving to a completely new environment and needing to adapt to a new routine, getting to know lots of new faces and not having the amount of space that people are used to as being ‘theirs’.

Is home care right for everyone?

Home care is a flexible option that everyone can explore. For most people, it is a lot less upheaval and they feel a lot more relaxed with their own things around them.

There can be instances when home care is not suitable due to the level of support, however with the right service from a home care provider it is an option that most people can consider.

Our advice would be to contact a home care provider to discuss the support that is available as they will be able to let you know the option that are available.

When should you start making arrangements for home care?

Often people leave making arrangements for care until there is a crisis, however we would always recommend making arrangements sooner rather than later.

This not only helps make it a lot easier for people to transition into care, but means that when there is a requirement for support it is a lot less stress and worry to put into place.

An example of this may be arranging for a home care service to provide a regular 30 minute visit to help with a bit of domestic duties and get used to some familiar faces visiting.

What options are available when choosing home care?

Home care provides all services to help people live at home for as long as possible with the least amount of stress for them and their families.

The support available ranges from help with domestic duties to personal care, medication, trips out to medical appointments, shopping or just out for the day.

Visits tend to range from 30 minute up to multiple hours, overnight and live-in support. Home care is very flexible and built around the requirements of each individual.

Bluebird Care Gravesham & Dartford is a leading home care provider and our friendly team provide care to hundreds of people.
Get in touch or call 01474 247 062 to discuss how we can help you.