Reasons to choose Live-in home care with confidence over Residential home care

Considering care for a loved one? We have put together some points to consider when choosing between live-in home care and residential home care.

Reasons to choose Live-in Care:

  • Our care is one on one support

  • Stay in the home you love, surrounded by all that matters to you including pets

  • Care is personalised to suit you

  • Your privacy and independence is maintained

  • You can do different things on different days as you so choose

  • You can maintain your lifestyle, dignity and uniqueness

  • You’re far less likely to contract infections and viruses

  • We are Overall Good with “Outstanding” Caring CQC Rating

  • You don’t have to sell your own home

  • Your family and friends  are able to visit at any time of the day

  • Consistent care and build rapport with the carer

  • Couples can stay together

  • Familiar surroundings which can prevent acceleration of conditions such as dementia

  • Continue connections in the local community and hobbies sustained

In comparison, Residential Care Homes and Nursing Homes often mean:

  • One carer to every 30 residents on average

  • You cannot take all your belongings with you, and definitely not your pets

  • Once you have sold your home and moved into residential care, it’s very hard to change your mind if you don’t like it

  • Very little tailored care as there are so many people to satisfy

  • Timetables that suit the care team rather than you and this includes waiting to get washed and dressed

  • Communal living and lack of privacy

  • Your routines are decided for you

  • You may have to sell the home you love

To speak to our Specialist Live-in care co-ordinator Kirsty, please call 01743 874343 or email

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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