How does live-in care compare to residential care home admission?
Live-in Care is the practical and affordable alternative to a residential care home. This section offers a simple guide to the key differences between the two types of care, ultimately it is down to the individual and the family to decide what is the best option. Agincare can provide care for a wide range of needs (see conditions cared for) but it does not provide nursing care.
|LIVE-IN CARE||CARE HOME|
|Stay in your own home||Move to a new environment|
|Costs from £675 per week||Average costs £540 per week*|
|One to One home care||Shared care|
|Continuity and choice of lifestyle||Change of lifestyle|
|Funding available**||Funding available**|
|Choice of menu and meal times||Set menus and meal times|
|Freedom to have family and pets||Communal areas and rules|
*Source Saga cost of care 08/09 Southern Counties.
**Where eligible - please see web site funding page for further information
With the flexibility of live-in care, the family can visit on their own schedule and can have more hands on involvement if they choose to. A bespoke care plan, delivered on a one-to-one basis, is a level of personal care that care homes cannot compete with. Whilst the costs of live-in care and care homes is comparable, the level of personalised care certainly isn’t.