Is Live-in Care Better than Home Care?

Here is why we, as an award-winning home care company, think live-in care is a great care home alternative.

Are you considering full-time care? Care homes can be the perfect solution for many people, but we want to make sure you know what your care home alternatives are.


When it comes to selecting the right sort of care for yourself or a loved one, it is important you know the fundamentals of your options. Everyone is different and require different levels of support, but we believe everyone should at least have the option to stay at home.


It’s not an easy decision to make, and there are lots of factors to consider, but we hope this short article will help you in your decision.


What is Live-in Care?


This type of care is a very realistic and affordable alternative to residential care that allows you to remain within your own home.


Is it Better than Residential Care?


While residential care and care homes can sometimes be very beneficial, live-in care is an amazing alternative that guarantees you will receive high quality care with the added bonus of keeping your independence.


To help you determine which is better, we have compiled a list of five reasons why this might be the solution for you.


1 – Independence


One of the biggest positives is that you will never be forced to give up your independence.


While care homes often run on a strict schedule to make sure each customer receives the right care, our care packages are unique to you. At Bluebird Care Wakefield and Kirklees, all our packages are tailored towards our customer’s care needs – this is adaptable as and when your care needs change. It is due to this level of flexibility that you can make your own decisions and remain independent.


Do you like to go to the bingo on a Friday night? We'll make sure you don’t have to give up any of the things you enjoy doing!


2 – Pets


It’s upsetting to think about all the beautiful animals that are forced into shelters when their life-long companion moves into a care home.


But you don’t have to say goodbye to them at all! At Bluebird Care Wakefield and Kirklees, we don’t just care for you – we care for your pets too. After all, our pets are a huge part of our lives.


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3 – Comfort


Everyone is most comfortable when they’re at home, sipping on a nice hot cup of tea. If you choose to move into a care home, you are also choosing to give up the familiarity of your home – possibly a home you’ve lived in for many years and have developed a strong bond towards.


Live-in care means you don’t have to give up your home comforts.


4 – Ease


Moving home is hard. It’s a strain that your mind and body could probably do without. Not only does this easy alternative make the transition into care much easier, but it also offers peace of mind for both customers and their families.


While receiving care for the first time is a daunting time in your life, we take away any additional stress that often comes with it – including packing, moving, cleaning, and possibly even selling your home.


5 – Community


If you’ve lived in your current home for quite some time, you probably have a few traditions you enjoy around the neighbourhood. You may have friends and family close by, or even social groups and classes. The downfall of moving into a care home is that you also have to move away from all the connections you’ve created within your community.


However, with live-in care you can keep up with all those great community events and socials that you enjoy.


We hope this short list of home care benefits has helped you with your decision.


Contact us today to learn more about our care services.


Want to know a little bit more before you make your decision? Read our Live-in Care Guide.




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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