What’s the difference between specialist care and home care in Romford?

We believe that everyone, no matter their clinical needs, deserves to receive the care they need in the place they know and love best: their home. As individuals and families face the complex challenges of healthcare, it’s essential to understand the key differences between specialist care and home care so that you can get the support you or your loved one need to live well. While both these options aim to provide quality care, they serve different purposes and cater to specific needs.

Read on to learn more about specialist care in Romford and how our expert carers can support a range of specialist conditions and requirements to support you or your loved one at home. 

Specialist care vs home care: what’s the difference? 

Specialist care, as the name suggests, focuses on providing highly specialised and targeted healthcare services to individuals with specific medical conditions or unique care requirements. This form of care is typically offered in healthcare facilities, clinics or specialised care centres, helping with conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, stroke recovery and paraplegia. 

On the other hand, home care is a more flexible and personalised approach to caregiving. It allows individuals to receive the care and support they need while remaining in the comfort of their own homes. Carers can help with a range of tasks including domestic duties, personal care, and companionship with the goal being to empower independence and provide peace of mind.  

Our specialist care services 

Having complex needs shouldn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the comforts of home. We provide long-term specialist care to help manage a serious illness or complex condition, as well as short-term specialist care following an accident, injury or hospital stay. We’d like to share with you what you can expect from our specialist care services.

1. Expertise and training – Our carers are highly trained professionals with specialised knowledge and skills in a particular field, such as dementia care, Alzheimer’s care, stroke recovery or palliative care. They are equipped to manage complex medical conditions effectively and with compassion. 

2. Customised care plans – We ensure the specialist care we provide is personalised to meet the unique needs of each individual. Care plans are tailored to address specific medical conditions, ensuring that the individual receives the appropriate treatments and support.

3. 24/7 Monitoring – Whether you or your loved one are dealing with stroke recovery or dementia care, we offer round-the-clock monitoring and medical assistance, providing families with peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are in safe hands.

4. Collaborative approach – With our collaborative approach to specialist care, we coordinate with the wider team of healthcare professionals from various disciplines to ensure continuity of care, as well as to ensure you have all the equipment you need at home. This can include toilet aids or a specialist bed. We are also happy to provide double-handed care for people with paraplegia, for example.

Get in touch

If you or a loved one could benefit from our specialist care services, we are here to support your unique needs, no matter how complex. Please do not hesitate to get in touch or give us a call on 0800 999 3447. Our friendly team would be happy to provide more information or answer any of your questions.