Live-in care vs care home

The question of comparing live-in care at home with a care home is unlikely to have even crossed most people’s minds until this very real decision is upon them. Traditionally the residential or nursing home has been thought of as the only option, but today there is no doubt that home is where the heart is

While of course not for everyone, more and more people are exercising their right to stay put, and seek out the experienced and friendly live-in care support they need to maintain their freedom to live out their latter years in their own home. ANA Nursing offers just such a service.

Residential and nursing homes can be comfortable sociable places to stay, and some elderly people will thrive in them, but live-in care offers you something that they can never match – the opportunity to remain in your own home surrounded by a lifetime of memories, and people that love you who pop in to see you whenever they like.

Our live-in care service provides you with a thoughtfully chosen and experienced carer who will move into your home in order to offer you the dedicated support that you need. While the staff at many residential and nursing homes are no doubt efficient and friendly, they work in shifts and have numerous others to look after; however, our live-in care is all about the personalisation of your support at home. Because the same person will be with you day in and day out, this gives you an opportunity to get to know one another and for them to become an integral part of your life and home. Because they will be living with you, our live-in care assistant will quickly adapt to your environment and ways, and truly appreciate how best to support your needs.

Your support and safety at home is our priority and with ANA Nursing’s live-in care service you can be assured that you will always receive only the finest assistance, no matter what your needs are. If you worry about how easy it will be to share your home with someone new, don’t, because if, for whatever reason, you feel that your care would be best served by another member of our staff we will, without question, select someone new for you.

To find out more about our live-in care service and how it can be tailored to your specific needs, or if you have any questions about the difference between help at home and residential or nursing homes, please do feel free to contact us on 0800 032 3010.