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Home Care or Care Home?

A staggering 97% of people in the UK don’t want to go into a care home if they become ill or less able to cope on their own. 

Additionally, nearly three quarters of people want to stay in their own homes as they get older.

Generally, home care has been proven to be better for health and wellbeing. It means that people are able to receive the care they need, whilst staying in the comfort of their own home. Not only does it mean they do not have to move out, but it often costs less than living in a care home too.

At Minster Home Care, we believe that home care is the best option for both the person receiving the care and their loved ones.

What Are the Benefits of Home Care?

Better for health and independence

Home care is proven to be beneficial for health and well-being. Numerous studies show that people who receive home care are generally happier and have a reduced number of hospital admissions as opposed to those who are admitted into care homes.

Minster Home Care carers will slot into anyone’s daily lifestyle. We support personal preferences and regular routines, including taking going on day trips and tailoring mealtime choices.

More cost-effective

It is fairly well-known that living in a care home is a relatively expensive endeavour. On average, living in a residential care home in Yorkshire costs a little under £600 a week.[1] As this is a lot of money to part with, it is yet another burden that families should not have to live with.

Additionally, live-in-care allows couples to remain living together, which can also mean cost benefits as one carer can often support the needs of both.

[1] LaingBuisson’s ‘Care Homes for Older People’ UK market report, 30th edition, published December 2019 – based on single occupancy of a room, in a for-profit care home in 2018/2019.

No hard goodbyes

Home Care means that the person being care for can regularly see their loved ones just as they usually would, without having to schedule visits. It also means that their friends and family do not have to take on the caring role, so they can concentrate on spending quality time with the people they love.

Moving out of your home can even more difficult if it means leaving behind any beloved pets. They provide a source of comfort and companionship and we believe in the power of pets to boost moods and wellbeing. Live-in-care means that pets do not have to be left behind, so no one has to  say goodbye.

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Are Care Homes a Viable Alternative?

The 24/7 care on offer in a care home can be appealing, with the staff on-hand to deliver care around the clock. However, the benefits are often outweighed by the restrictions in place at many care homes, which can negatively affect the freedom of a lot of residents.

Furthermore, a number of studies have shown that for some people, a move into unfamiliar surroundings can cause stress and a decline in health. Some studies state that a person has a higher risk of mortality within 12 months of their move into a residential home. There are several factors that contribute to this, the biggest one being the trauma from leaving a home that feels safe and comfortable.

Why Choose Minster Home Care?

Minster Home Care provides community home care that you can trust. We believe in the importance of staying in your own home and we provide the best quality of care to make that happen for you. We offer bespoke, one-to-one support for our clients, ensuring that whether you require live-in or weekly care, you are taken care of by our exceptional care team.

If you have any questions or are interested in any of our services, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. One of our care team will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

Care you can trust…

Why Choose Minster Home Care?

✅ Various payment options
✅ Bespoke service and care plans
✅ A fully insured regulated service
✅ A local family-run business based in York
✅ All employees are DBS checked annually
✅ Complete background check on all employees
✅ Full training provided to all our team
✅ Our employees receive holiday pay and sickness pay for job security
✅ Our team use the latest technology to enhance the hands-on care we provide
✅ Our careers wear a bespoke Minster Home Care uniform

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Let’s talk…

Please call us for care today on 01904 929080 or complete our online enquiry form and one of our team will be in touch.

Would you like our team to send you a physical brochure? We have a digital brochure available here, however we do provide physical copies to those who request them. The physical brochure also includes a Minster Home Care pen, fridge magnet and additional information.

We are constantly looking to improve, if you have any recommendations or feedback please let us know at your earliest convenience.

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01904 929 080
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