Care Home vs Home Care

Everyone's care needs are different - at Sunrise we want you to be informed about the benefits of moving to a care home, but also consider if home care is appropriate.

Older adults across the country put their trust in Sunrise to enable the best possible quality of life. Our teams deliver optimal care for individuals, an environment that creates community and nutrition provided by experts.

We've created a side-by-side comparison to help you make the right decision for you and your family.

 

Care and wellbeing

 

Care Home

  • Trained staff are available 24/7
  • Dedicated carers get to know individual needs and preferences
  • Dedicated nursing and dementia care available
  • Quality end-of-life care
  • Assistance scheduling and attending appointments if required

 

Home Care

  • Care billed by hours
  • Carers may change across shifts
  • Nursing and dementia care is often needed in addition to home care
  • End-of-life care may require a hospital or hospice move at additional cost
  • Family are responsible for organising GP and hospital visits


 

Environment

 

Care Home

  • Sunrise communities are located near amenities and transport
  • Stimulating and engaging community for residents, whilst being safe and secure
  • Social environment whilst family and friends are always welcome to visit

 

Home Care

  • Provides a familiar environment and surroundings
  • Additional support aids to ensure safety is often required
  • Limited companionship from daily visitor 


 

Food & Nutrition

 

Care Home

  • Variety of dining options by award-winning chefs
  • Nutritional programme overseen by a qualified nutritionist
  • Bistros offering snacks around the clock

 

Home Care

  • Senior must cook meals or arrange for a meal delivery service


 

Activities & Leisure

 

Care Home

  • Dedicated Activities Co-ordinators to ensure varied activities focused on mind, body, and spirit

 

Home Care

  • Isolation common due to lack of engagement and time alone
  • Care billed by hours

Compare the two options based on the criteria below to see what's best for you.

 

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