Care Home vs Home Care

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

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 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


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

Visiting our homes: latest information

Due to the latest national restrictions, we continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis, following public health advice. We’ve a detailed set of criteria to inform when an individual home can be reopened safely to limited visiting either by families or existing residents. The majority of our homes are open for new residents.

How we’re keeping our care homes safe

At Sunrise Senior Living UK, the health and happiness of our residents is of the utmost importance. It’s why over 90% of our care homes are rated as Good or Outstanding by the CQC. That’s why we’ve put in place a range of rigorous measures to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection within our homes, and to protect the physical and emotional wellbeing of our residents and the team around them.

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