Home Care vs. Assisted Living or Nursing Home: What’s the Difference?

Home Care vs. Assisted Living or Nursing Home: What’s the Difference?

Aging parents want to continue to live at home, we know this. But we also know that there are concerns that come with elderly parent(s) being alone when their health or mobility is jeopardized. A family member can’t always be there to help them with daily tasks, but they also can’t do it all themselves. That leaves you two options: home care or nursing home care.

According to AARP, more than 95% of seniors want to stay in their home as long as possible, even if they need help with day-to-day activities; but there also comes a time when staying home may no longer be a realistic option. Utilizing this information you can make a better, more informed decision with your loved one about which elderly home care services option is best for them.

Home Care
The major advantage of home health care is that seniors get to age in place among their friends and surroundings that make them feel secure and happy. They can maintain their freedom. Home care allows for a more personal, one-on-one relationship with the caregiver. Also, seniors are able to remain as independent as they are able.

Assisted Living Care
Seniors who require more assistance than what can be provided in the home may need to consider an assisted living facility. Assisted living care provides a wide range of services to individuals who want to maintain some level of independence but require support with daily activities.

Nursing Home
Nursing homes, commonly known as skilled nursing facilities, serve as licensed healthcare residences for individuals who require a higher level of medical care than can be provided in an assisted living facility. Nursing homes are typically staffed with a variety of medical professionals and are secure facilities, ideal for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia who might be prone to wandering.

There is no magical age or one-size-fits-all solution when a senior may need help. It is our goal to provide the highest quality elderly home care services. Call today to schedule a free consultation with our qualified staff to discuss your needs.