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How to make the decision between live-in care and a care home

Updated: Sep 30, 2021

We know more than most just how difficult care decisions can be. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the benefits of remaining in your own home to receive the standard of care that you require.


Remaining in the comfort of your own home is almost essential when you’re not well, have a long-term illness or disability which requires full time care. Moving into a care home has the potential to disrupt your entire lifestyle, even if you believe it’s the right thing to do.

Professional care and a friendly face 24 hours a day

Nobody knows when illness could strike resulting in an inability to care for yourself. Having professional care treated with respect and dignity is essential to retaining your independence as best as possible. That's why with exceptional service and a friendly face, you'll feel just as at home.

Who can benefit from live-in care?

As a service user, whatever your illness or disability, you can benefit from live-in care as it will enable you to continue your home routine as best as is possible, see family and friends, and remain within your own community.

Family and friends will also benefit as they will have the peace of mind that you are being cared for at all hours of the day, throughout the week, allowing them to continue with their lives as normally as possible. Therefore alleviating the worry of the service user falling ill and having no one around them to seek medical care.

Live-in care is about retaining a level of independence but at the same time receiving the standard of care that you would expect at a heightened, exceptional level.

Why live-in care?

Live in care is essential to the working population too as it ensures that people’s loved ones are cared for round the clock when relatives and friends are unable to commit to long-term full-time care through their own busy lifestyle.

Costs of live-in care

Live-in care is a private option for families who are unable to care for their loved ones, and don’t want to make the big step and upheaval of moving into a residential care home. It allows the service user to remain in their own home for the duration of their illness and to give them some extra support for when they are unable to carry out day-to-day tasks.

For this reason the cost matrix, depending on the nature of the care service provided, can vary. We would always advise service users and their families to get in touch with us via the website, email or phone to arrange a free home visit to discuss your requirements, Here we will assess the current circumstances, what are required, and how much support is necessary to allow you to retain your lifestyle at home.

Making the decision

Making any care decision for either yourself or a loved one is one of the most difficult decisions you will face. Sometimes families are simply unable to keep up with the tasks involved in caring for a loved one. This is because it is a full-time job, but also because it is emotionally charging too.

Want to get to know some further details?

Our fully supported team can visit you in your own home to discuss your care requirements, adhering to your every need. Get in touch with JRH Support for a friendly chat with a professional support worker.

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