Homecare Vs residential care: What’s the difference?

Homecare vs residential care: What’s the difference?

Are you considering whether home care or residential care is best for your loved one? While both options provide care, there are some key differences between the services. In this blog post, we explore what sets residential care and home care in Manchester and the North West apart. Read on to find out more and discover which option is best for you and your family. 

What is home care?

Home care is a service that provides personal care and companionship in the comfort of a person’s own home. We design our homecare services to work around your loved one’s lifestyle and routine, enabling them to maintain their independence for as long as possible. This allows for a greater degree of flexibility and independence as compared to living in residential care. Whether you or your loved one require help with personal care such as washing or dressing, domestic assistance such as help with cooking, cleaning or support getting to and from appointments, our dedicated care workers can do it all. 

Benefits of home care:

There are several benefits to your loved one receiving care at home, including:

  • personalised care tailored to their individual needs
  • dedicated support from a personal care worker
  • flexible arrangements
  • maintaining their independence for as long as possible 
  • staying in the comfort of their home
  • choosing the care they receive.

What is residential care?

Residential care provides accommodation and personal care, and your family member will live in a new environment with other residents. While they will have their own bedroom, they will share a communal area, dining room and other facilities with the other residents. In residential care, a care provider is responsible for all aspects of their needs and wellbeing, including meals. If they wish, they can join in with organised recreational activities or they may enjoy leisurely time on their own. 

Homecare vs residential care: which one is best for you?

At the end of the day, the decision to live in a residential home or receive home care is a personal choice and it is important to consider your loved one’s individual needs and desires. Some people enjoy social activities and thrive in a care home environment where there are a variety of new people to meet and daily activities to participate in. Others value their independence and routine or cherish the familiar surroundings of their home. 

We understand that allowing an outsider into your loved one’s home can come with feelings of hesitation and doubt. You may have concerns about hidden fees emerging or the quality of care provided. While these are valid concerns, we want to assure you that with our home care, your loved one’s health and wellbeing always come first. Combined with open communication and transparent pricing, we design our services to support their independence while putting your mind at ease. As experienced carers, we’re committed to delivering the highest standard of care possible. We promise we’ll care for you just as we would our own family. 

Get in touch If you or your loved one are interested in homecare in Manchester and the North West, we’d love to chat about the different options available. Please do not hesitate to get in touch or call us on 0161 929 6039. We look forward to speaking with you.