Nursing Home Vs. In Home Care

Learn more about the key differences in care provided in a nursing home versus from an in home care provider.

Older adults are often faced with the decision of whether to remain at home and opt for in home care services or move to a nursing home. Although in home care and nursing homes are both intended to provide seniors with a higher level of care, there are a number of differences between the two.  

A few of the main differences between nursing homes and in home care include:

One-on-One Care vs. Occasional Care

With in home care, seniors are given a caregivers full attention. In a nursing home, there are a number of other seniors needing care, making it challenging for caregivers to provide equal care and attention to each senior.

In Home Care Offers Privacy and Independence

One of the goals of in home care is to assist senior citizens in living an independent, private, and healthy lifestyle in the comfort of their own home. Unfortunately, nursing homes do not allow for much privacy and focus on performing tasks for seniors rather than showing them how to become more independent.

In Home Care Takes a Personalized Approach to Senior Care

Every senior has their own unique situation. Therefore, in home care providers design custom care plans to meet the specific needs, wants, and preferences of every older client. Nursing homes take more of a “one size fits all” approach and are not always able to give seniors the one-on-one attention they deserve. 

To learn more about the key differences between care provided in a nursing home and care provided from an in home caregiver, contact us today. A member of our team would be happy to provide you with additional resources and discuss which care option would best fit your loved one's needs.


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