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Difference Between Private Home Care and Community Care
December 21st, 2023

What’s the Difference Between Private Home Care and Community Care?

As seniors age, many require some level of long-term care. For some, that means residential community care such as assisted living and nursing care, but for others who require less intensive care or who want more independence, private home care service is a better option.

If you’re exploring senior home care options for a loved one, you might find yourself trying to distinguish the differences between various options.

Private Home Care Services

Private home care services are ideal for seniors who want to retain some independence or for those who simply feel more comfortable remaining in their own homes. Home care is provided by qualified caregivers and/or registered nurses who can provide a variety of services, including homemaking, assistance with activities of daily living, and medical care. Private home care is typically tailored to meet your loved one’s specific needs.

At Umbrella Home Care, we’re committed to providing our clients with reliable, personalized home care. We’re qualified to provide all levels of private home care services and in-home nursing care for seniors with dementia, stroke, diabetes, and other special needs.

Community Care

In some cases, residential care, or community care, is a better option. This is a good choice to consider for seniors who are looking for an affordable, subsidized alternative. Seniors who require more intensive round-the-clock care, as well as those who don’t have a comfortable, supportive home environment may also want to consider community care.

Seniors in community care facilities may receive an assisted living or nursing level of care. Typically, they live in shared suites, which makes them a great choice for seniors who enjoy socializing with peers.

Making the Right Choice

Choosing between private home care and community care can be a difficult one. Ultimately, it comes down to what works with your budget, your loved one’s home situation, and individual need. While community care is a great option for those who need a subsidized option or increased socialization, home care is ideal for seniors who want to remain independent in their own homes.

To learn more about Umbrella Home Care’s private home care services, reach out to schedule a free in-home consultation.

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