Care Home Vs Home Care

When your loved ones are no longer able to live safely in their own home, it can be difficult to know what to do.

There are a lot of different care options out there for your loved ones, this can be very confusing when you’re balancing your heart, head and wallet. Try not to panic, there are a lot of options out there to getting the help your loved one’s need to keep their independence, safety and well-being.

When your loved ones are struggling, it may feel that the only option is a care home. However, having care in their own home is a very valid option too. A CAREGiver visiting your loved ones on a regular basis is a wonderful way of having your loved ones stay in their familiar surroundings, with their favourite belongings and memories too. Having their own space, living near their friends and family, being able to keep their pets all add to your loved one’s sense of well-being.

Care Homes can be great too as there are always staff members and other residents around for company. This can be more mentally stimulating if your loved ones are a very social person. A lot of care homes offer activities throughout the day that they can join in with. The main cons are a lack of privacy, staff turnover, change of routine, having to give up their homes, pets etc. which can be extremely upsetting for a lot of individuals.

A Home Instead Peterborough CAREGiver can fit into your loved one’s normal routine. As clients are matched by personality, you never have to worry about whether they will get along or not. Having a company such as Home Instead assisting with your loved ones needs, you do not need to worry. We are also here to support you too. We constantly monitor the situation with your loved ones and if anything crops up, we are there to help them and change the care package accordingly. We will always discuss any changes about your loved ones with yourselves and come to a decision which best suits you both.

Are you in the process of wondering what to do to help your loved ones? Are you worrying about them all the time? Feel free to give us a call for a friendly chat about your loved ones needs on 01733 333342.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home