What is the difference between in-home care and residential care? - Helping Hand

What is the difference between in-home care and residential care?


What is the difference between care at home / in-home care, and residential care?

In-home care allows you to continue living independently at home. You can tailor the care you receive to meet your needs, and support is offered on a sliding scale from basic to high care needs.

Residential care is there for people who are no longer able to live independently at home, either due to physical frailty or the need for increased support due to conditions such as dementia. Support and care is provided 24/7, including meals, assistance with daily living activities, and lifestyle and activity programs.

 

This post is part of a series of frequently asked questions – read more Residential Care FAQs here, and discover all our Frequently Asked Questions here.


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