Nursing Home or Home Care within your own home? Which is the best option for you?
If you or a parent are requiring more help on a day to day basis, help with getting dressed and personal care, perhaps loneliness is becoming a factor, or fears over security, you may be wondering which is the best option for the future – to go into a nursing home or to engage home help and stay in your own home.
There’s a number of factors to consider:
The Nursing Home will provide company as there will be a number of other residents living here. Home Care enables you to stay living within your own village or street or community. This makes it much easier to stay in contact with family, friends and neighbours even if you aren’t as mobile as you used to be. People will visit you in your own home, they know where you live and will pop in on a regular basis.
Live Your Own Life
You don’t have to alter your routine when you stay living at home. You can wake up as usual, go for a walk, visit friends, have friends to visit, meet others for lunch and your Home Carer will call at pre-arranged and convenient times. Home Care enables you to live independently within your own home, with just a little help.
International surveys show that over 95% of the over 70s would prefer to stay in their own home for as long as possible. Staying surrounded by the things you have known and loved for many years provides huge companionship and comfort.
Home Care is less expensive than a nursing home. Even with a high level of dependency it’s cheaper to stay at home than go into a nursing home. You can claim up to 41% tax back on the cost of Home Care as compared to only 20% in Nursing Home fees.
Level of Care
You can choose from a variety of services from your home carer – these include Personal Assistant Services, Companionship or Personal Care.
Comfort Keepers can provide the correct level of help on the day and time of your choosing. Your personal likes and dislikes are taken into account at every level with our highly professional and intuitive staff.