Residential Care Homes are
Preferred Over In-Home Care
Cost: With economies of scale working in a care
home’s favour, residents are able to get much
more for their money. Oftentimes, a senior will
no longer utilize their entire house once they are
less mobile and require assistance with activities
of daily living.
Community: Loneliness is a sad reality of living
alone, and the quality of life and mental state of
seniors can deteriorate quickly once loneliness
sets in. Mental problems can develop faster
when there is little to no interaction with others.
Meals: Cooking for a single person for every
meal is difficult to plan and execute, and ease of
takes priority over
nutritional balance and preference of the senior.
Cleanliness:Care homes are required to meet a
minimum level of cleanliness and sanitation that
oftentimes surpasses that of a private home
maintained by a single caretaker who may not
Activities:Care homes often have scheduled
activities for their residents, including games like
Bingo and card games to work-out sessions and
yoga.These activities are much less entertaining
or not possible by oneself.
Checks and Balances: With multiple caregivers
and other residents always present in care
homes, the risk of elder abuse is minimized.
There are always people to talk to if a resident
feels like they’re being poorly treated or abused.
Call: +1 (925) 322-1397