Guide

Choosing the right care

Finding the right care for your loved ones can be a daunting process. With so many options available, it can become difficult to choose an option that is right for you and your family. Cera is here to support families through this process and to ensure that their loved ones will get all the support they need to continue enjoying their lives.

How Cera home care can help

In collaboration with our experienced and professional care team, we have put together a simple guide to choosing the right care. The process doesn’t have to be difficult and what’s more, you should be able to rest easy that the decision you make is right for everyone involved.

Things to consider

We understand that there are many things to think about when choosing the right care for your loved ones. However, just beginning to consider certain factors will help you to explore the options that are available in more depth:

  • Do they have any existing health or medical conditions that require specialist care?
  • What level of support or physical care do they need?
  • What level of emotional and or social assistance do they need?
  • What level of emotional and or social assistance do they need?
  • To what extent is their continued independence important to them?
  • Is the care option you’re looking at affordable and sustainable in the long-term?

What is the difference between home care and residential care?

The key difference between home care and residential care is that home care is provided within the home of the elderly person who needs support. Whereas residential care is provided in serviced accommodation and requires the resident to move out of their home.

What different kinds of care are available?

At Cera we specialise in providing reliable and professional care that is relevant to the needs of your loved one. Both home care and residential care cover 4 different categories of support.

    Residential care

  • Assisted living facilities and retirement homes
  • Care homes
  • Nursing homes

    Home care

  • Home care

What care is available at assisted living facilities?

Assisted living facilities and retirement homes can provide a level of support and security to enable elderly people who are fit and well, to live an independent life. The level of care can be easily tailored around any change in circumstance.

What care is available at care homes?

Care homes provide 24-hour assistance that supports a resident’s basic personal needs. This includes the provision of accommodation, meals and personal care.

What care is available at nursing homes?

Nursing homes provide accommodation, meals and personal care but also employ at least one qualified nurse who is able to provide care for any residents who have medical conditions.

What care is available with home care?

Home care, also known as ‘domiciliary care’ comes in many forms and offers many different levels of support. Provided by family and friends, or by carers from a professional care service, home care can help elderly people to be independent and to stay in their own homes for longer.

At Cera we provide a wide range of home care services, from home help support and daytime visits to live-in specialist nursing care. If you’re looking for home care provision, a member of our staff will be able to help you figure out what type of care will meet the needs of you and your loved one.

Cera additional resources

If you would to find out more information about elderly person care, there are many excellent resources online.

You can also call or email us with any questions you might have. We’re always available for a no obligation chat and one of our experienced team will be more than happy to help you find the information and resources you need.