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Why Care Homes Are Not the Only Option

You might be considering the options available to you to ensure your loved one is receiving the care they need. Although traditionally care homes may have been the preferred option, more and more people are opting to receive their care at home.

It is important that you do your research and find which care services would suit your needs and the needs of your loved one the best.

At Minster Home Care, we believe home care is the best option not only for the person receiving the care, but for their families and friends as well.

What Are the Benefits of Staying at 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. There are many benefits to staying at home, but it all depends on what suits you and your situation.

Here are some of the main reasons why someone may opt for home care.


One of the main reasons that people opt to receive their care at home is because they can maintain their independence. The majority of people have spent their whole lives doing things when and where they please, so it should be no different when we get older. Staying at home in familiar and comfortable surroundings can make the transition into receiving care a more pleasant and worthwhile experience.

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. This means you can retain your independent lifestyle whilst also receiving the essential care you need.


It is a well-known fact that choosing to live in a care home is the more expensive option of the two. The financial burden of care homes can come as an additional worry for many people and their families.

However, not only is home care cheaper in general but it allows couples who are living together to remain together, which can also bring the cost down as one carer can support the needs of both.

Why Do People Choose Care Homes?

Although care homes are no longer the only viable option for people, some still choose to go down this avenue.

Home care providers do often offer live-in care services but are still only available for a specified period of time. If 24/7 around-the-clock care is what is needed, care homes are often the better choice. 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.

Why Choose Minster Home Care?

Minster Home Care can offer bespoke, trustworthy care for those who prefer the comfort and reliability of their own homes. Our carers can offer expertly delivered care to meet your needs, whether you require personal, palliative or live-in care.

To find out more about Minster Home Care and whether home care is the right option for you, contact us today.