ADINA Home Care Ltd vs Residential Care

Where and How Do You Want To live?

Just knowing all your options is the first step to establishing the right care that will suit you or your loved ones and your lifestyle.

We all have different ideas about how and where we should be cared for. This is such an important decision to make; and there are many emotional and financial considerations to be taken into account that can affect the health and happiness of not only you, but also your loved ones.

Let’s consider the differences between ‘at home care’, ‘residential care’ and ‘nursing home’ care.

Care at Home

  • Remain in the comfort of your own home
  • Live in your own environment, on your own terms
  • Eat what you like, when you like
  • Watch what you want on television
  • Go to bed when you want to
  • Enjoy the company of your pets
  • The flexibility to choose the care YOU really want
  • See friends and family at any time
  • Dedicated, one-to-one support from regular care workers
  • Funding and benefits may be available
  • You can stay together, as a couple, in your own home with one live in care worker-,saving on care costs

Residential Care

  • Move to an unfamiliar environment
  • Possibly have to share a room and/or bathroom and other facilities
  • Eat set meals at set times
  • There is usually a shared television lounge
  • There are usually rules about bed time
  • Pets are not usually allowed
  • Permanent, live-in care is your only option
  • Most homes will operate restricted visiting
  • A team of carers work with all the residents – no ‘one on one’ consecutive care by a dedicated care worker
  • Funding and benefits may be available
  • Your home may be taken into account and sold to pay care fees
  • A couple will usually pay double the single rate

Nursing Home

As per Residential Care with an on-duty nurse.