Care Options – Home Care or Nursing Home

January 23, 2019 2:26 pm Published by

It is often hard to choose care option when you know so little of what is available. We have created a useful breakdown detailing some of the pros and cons of living in a care home or receiving home care, to help you understand your choice and how to plan for your care.

Let’s look at Home Care

Pros

Cons

 You get to stay in your own home and keep all your items

 

If you enjoy social contact, you may find living alone lonely. Unless you make use of the wide range of community activities available!

 

You get to stay in your own home and keep all your items

You may need to modify or adapt your home environment according to your needs

 

You have full control over how you want your home to be

You can decide what you want to eat and how you spend your day

You would not see unfamiliar faces

 

If you are choosing for your loved ones, it is important to find out what their wishes are. One is still able to live in their own home despite requiring nursing support. Many are still unaware that District Nurse services are available to help those who wish to live in their own home but requiring minimum nursing support.

Let’s look at Care Home/ Nursing Home

Pros

Cons

 

You have 24hour supervision, and you can call for assistance at any time

Limited food options

 

You do not need to worry about meals, laundry and housekeeping

You may need to remove your belongings to fit in your room

If you enjoy social contact, this may be suitable as activities are often organised

 

You may not have privacy with other residences nearby

 

You do not need to worry about paying the bills, grocery shopping

 

Maybe more expensive compared to home care if your needs are minimal

 

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