6 reasons to choose home care over a care home

Here's 6 reasons why care at home is the preferred option for many to moving into a care home.

1. One to one care and support in your home

In a care home, one Care Assistant may be responsible for caring for several residents. In your own home, your Bluebird Care Assistant is there solely to support you. Your needs and wishes always come first and the support you receive is entirely tailored around you as an individual.

2. Stay independent

You’ve lived a successful, independent life and don’t want that to change now just because you find some things a little more difficult. Bluebird Care Leeds support you to retain your independence and only provide support where you want us to. We won’t take over, we provide personalised care with dignity and you stay in control.

3. Keep your own routines

We all have our own routines, the way and the order that we like to do things in is personal. Home care services enable you to keep your routines, we work around what suits you. In care homes, routines are often based around staffing availability and you may not always be able to keep your individual routines. For example, in a care home, you may be able to get up when you like and have breakfast when you like, but cooked breakfasts may have stopped at a certain time. If you’d like a cooked breakfast at home, your Bluebird Care Assistants will prepare a delicious home cooked breakfast for you any time and any way you like it!

4. Stay living amongst your precious memories and home comforts

Our homes are so much more than bricks and mortar, they hold years of memories of time spent with our loved ones, celebrations, achievements, even little things can trigger fond memories. We can become quite attached to our favourite spot on the sofa, certain cups, our favourite place in the house etc. The apple tree your children planted when they were little that you enjoy the fruits of years later. A wonky tile from your husband’s first DIY job, the cross-stitch frames on the wall that everyone admires when they visit.

There really is no place like home and home care services means that you can stay in your beloved home, for as long as you wish. We are based in Horsforth and we provide our services across the city of Leeds.

5. We can provide specialist care to enable you to stay at home no matter what your needs

Our team are trained care professionals and can provide care in relation to a wide range of health conditions including all types of Dementia including Alzheimer’s, Strokes, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Parkinson’s Disease, Diabetes, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Learning Disabilities, Mental Health issues, End of Life Care, reablement, respite care and much more.

6. Stay living with your beloved pets

Pets are important members of our family and with home care services you can stay at home with them. If your care needs increase, you might think that you won’t be able to care for your pet as you’d like to. Bluebird Care can help you to care for your pets so they can stay at home with you and be just as well cared for as you. It’s widely recognised that owning a pet has many benefits to our physical and mental wellbeing, in reducing stress, combating loneliness and giving us a sense of purpose. A snuggle in your armchair with your cat, dog or rabbit does wonders for your mood and releases endorphins, which are the “happy” hormones that make us feel good and help reduce blood pressure.

Contact us anytime for a friendly chat about how we can support you to stay happy and safe at home. 

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How to find the right care for you or your relative

1. Find your local office

Bluebird Care delivers care from locally based offices, find yours to start your care journey today.

2. Get in touch with us

Fill in our call back form or give us a call to find out how we can help you.

3. Assessment

We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.

4. Care team chosen & care starts

You'll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.

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