Are care homes the only option?

Hospital to Home care

There’s more to a home than just bricks and mortar. A home is not just a building. They are places that hold memories and were we feel safe. Unfortunately, a lot of families think the only way for their loved one to receive care is moving into a care or residential home.

 Why a care home?

Sometimes, families choose a care home because they think it’s the best way to get care for their loved one. They are in a safe place with someone always there.

This isn’t always the case, though. Sometimes the disruption of moving, packing away belongings and leaving familiar surroundings can have a negative emotional impact.

Have you ever moved house? The stress of leaving where you called home for a long time will have affected you. Imagine how it can be for someone who’s already struggling with the idea of needing support.

Yes, a residential home can provide support with managing personal care and hygiene, but your loved one can also experience this at home.


Choosing a home care provider allows your loved one to build a routine at home. With regular visits from a carer, they can stay in their familiar surroundings with family and friends nearby. It also means they can keep the same routines they’re already used to.

Residential homes follow a regimented routine with set times for meals and visitors. This can sometimes work for certain people, but it isn’t a one size fits all option.

If your loved one wants to have a meal when they fancy it, see friends and family when they want to and still get out and about, home care is the better option. It’s comforting to know they still have those options and the right to choose.

If you’d like to find out more about home care and the packages we offer, please contact us by clicking here.

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