Nursing home or home care: how does assisted living compare?
Did you know that the number of older people aged 85 and over has increased by over a third over the last decade? As a growing older population, according to AGE UK by our late 80s, more than one in three of us will have difficulties undertaking five or more tasks of daily living unaided. So there is a rising demand for care services in this country.
However statistics show nearly all of us want to receive care services at home when we get older instead of going into a care home. So how do you decide and how much is it going to cost?
What’s the difference between assisted living and a nursing home?
Thinking about getting care for a loved one, but not sure whether a nursing home is right for your relative? Then have you considered live-in care? It’s very different to residential care homes where the staff revolve in shift patterns and there’s not a single person dedicated to looking after a loved one.
Live-in care is a practical, affordable alternative to a residential care home. Let’s look at some of the key differences between care homes and live-in care at home.
|Live-in Care||Care Home|
|Stay in your own home||v||Move to a new environment|
|Costs from £1071 per week||v||Average cost £1200 per week|
|One to one care||v||Shared care|
|Continuity and choice of lifestyle||v||Change of lifestyle|
|Funding available||v||Funding available|
|Choice of menu and meal times||v||Set menus and meal times|
|Freedom to have family and pets at home||v||Communal areas and rules|
If you’re thinking about care for a loved one, and you’d like to know about how our compassionate carers could support you and your family, then visit our live-in care services page.