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

  • Staff Available 24/7
  • Carers learn needs and preferences
  • Nursing and dementia care available
  • Quality end-of-life care
  • Assistance scheduling and attending appointments

Home Care

  • Care billed hourly
  • Carers may change across shifts
  • End-of-life care may require a hospital or hospice move at additional cost
  • Family helps schedules and attend appointments

 Environment

Care Home

  • Sunrise located near amenities and transport
  • Safe, caring, and stimulating community for residents
  • Family and friends always welcome to visit

Home Care

  • Provides familiar surroundings
  • Additional support aids to ensure safety often required
  • Companionship from daily visitor or live-in carer may be limited

 Food & Nutrition

Care Home

  • Dining options from award-winning chefs
  • Nutritionist on staff

Home Care

  • Senior must cook meals or arrange for services

 Activities & Leisure

Care Home

  • Coordinators direct programs focused on mind, body, and spirit

Home Care

  • Isolation common due to time alone

 Cost

Care Home

  • Clear and reviewed regularly
  • Those with assets more than £23,250 don't qualify for funding help
  • Homeowners usually pay all funds for care home

Home Care

  • Additional services may have hidden charges and fees
  • Home care can qualify for contributions from local authority
  • Cost can be higher than residential community living