Residential Home or Homecare?

Are you or your loved one debating between a residential home or home care? Deciding on the care best suited for your family is a big decision, one that requires time, effort, research, and planning. You may feel overwhelmed by the options out there or simply unsure of where to even begin. 

In this post, we explore residential care in Chadwell Heath, Romford and compare it with home care services. 

Our hope is that the information provided can help ease some of the anxiety surrounding this important decision and help you make an informed choice that best suits the needs of your loved one. 

What is home care?

Home care is personalised care and companionship provided in the comfort of a person’s home. It empowers a person’s independence by allowing them to live at home for longer while still receiving the extra care and support they need to be safe and happy. 

A key benefit of home care is that support is tailored to a person’s specific needs. For example, your carer can help with washing, tidying up, cooking, personal tasks such as dressing and toileting, and assistance getting to and from appointments. 

Home care services are also arranged around a person’s schedule and routine, allowing for a greater degree of flexibility. Thanks to home care, a person can have their care needs met while remaining in the place they feel safe and comfortable.

What is residential care?

Residential care is a one-stop solution for all your care and companionship needs. Providing accommodation, personal care, and support round-the-clock all under one roof, care homes are an excellent choice for those who would benefit from constant and consistent care. 

Our friendly team takes care of all the cleaning, cooking, and appointment scheduling. From the moment you wake up, we’ll help with getting out of bed, washing, toileting, dressing, and administering medicine. Three nutritious meals are prepared by our on-site chefs each day, catered for a range of dietary requirements, so there’s always something delicious to indulge in. 

While each resident has their own bedroom that they can personalise to their liking, there’s also a communal area, dining room and other facilities that’s shared with other residents. 

With plenty of opportunities to socialise, enjoy outings, or engage in events and activities, residential care ensures all aspects of a person’s physical and emotional wellbeing are met. 

Residential home or homecare: which is best for you?

Deciding whether home care or a care home is best for you or your loved one comes down to a person’s needs, desires, and preferences.

For example, a person who requires 24/7 care would benefit from residential care as they can rely on consistent support. 

In addition, as loneliness is a growing concern among the elderly, many people thrive in a care home environment where there are a variety of people to meet and plenty of social activities to enjoy.

Others prefer their established routines and cherish quiet moments at home. At the end of the day, it’s about ensuring your loved one has the care and support they need to be as safe and happy as possible. 

Get in touch 

If you or your loved one have any questions about residential care at Rowallan House, please do not hesitate to get in touch or call us on 0800 999 8499 with any questions or concerns. We would be happy to provide more information or help you in any way we can.