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In-Home Care vs Assisted Living Facilities

Updated: Feb 25, 2021

Can you receive better care from a in-home caregiver than you can get in a large assisted living facility? This is not a new question but in fact tens of thousands of people make this decision every day. Where should we put mom or dad now they can take care of themselves? Let's visit some pro's and con's of both.

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In-home Care vs Assisted Living


Assisted Living Facilities:


Assisted living homes are best for individuals who require very little senior care on a daily basis. This means that most assisted living homes provide residents with some help accomplishing various tasks such as organizing medications, but they don’t offer full-time long-term care. There are almost 30,000 assisted living homes in the United States.


Other assisted living services may include housekeeping, health services, recreational activities, laundry services, social and religious activities, transportation services, third-party nursing care through a home health agency, 24-hour security and wellness programs.


In-Home Care:


The in-home caregiver is one of the fastest growing and most requested services in the United States today. In-home care offers a range of different services from simple companionship to supervision and personal care. In-home caregivers are appropriate for individuals who want to stay at home, but also need ongoing care that family members and friends cannot provide.


These non medical tasks are provided by the caregiver which allows family to rest easy knowing that their loved one is cared for.

  • Personal care

  • Companionship

  • Supervision

  • Laundry

  • Light housekeeping

  • Meal preparation

  • Medication reminders

  • Shopping

  • Errands

Medical task are often provided by the skilled nursing staff of a Home Health & Hospice company. These tasks are some of the following:


  • Physical Therapy

  • Medications

  • Wound care

  • Diet regulation

  • On call physician

  • CNA provided

Unique in its own Southern Comfort Care combines these two services into one. In-Home care is provided within the comforts of a private home which includes a caregiver. No longer do you need to have only one choice to go to a busy over crowed assisted living facility. Get all the Pro's without any of the Con's.


Call Southern Comfort Care today (435) 421-1259 for a free assessment.

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