Types of care explained

If you’re making the often difficult decision to find care or support for yourself or your loved one, the decision can be daunting and you may not know where to begin. We’ve put together some useful guides to help you understand the different types of care available and how to know which one is right for you. 

Live-in care

Home Care is a broad term that covers several different kinds of care including domiciliary care (day-to-day support), companionship care, temporary care (for both short-term and convalescent care) and comprehensive care (live-in and 24-hour care). 

A great option for:

Getting support with daily tasks
Flexible needs
Mobility support
Maintaining social connections

Care homes

There are two main types of care homes available – residential, and nursing homes. Residential homes provide accommodation and personal care,  well as support with daily tasks and arranging activities. Nursing homes offer all this as well as helping people who need additional support; either medical or otherwise. 

A great option for:

When additional support is required
Reducing stress
Sociable needs

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