The benefits of home care

Jul 18, 2023

The last few years have seen home health services expand hugely, as increasing numbers of families began to recognise the benefits of home care.

Choosing to avoid clinical environments and be cared for by caregivers and at home nurses, individuals can be treated in comfort.

There are some incredible advantages of home health care, including greater freedom, independence and more. There are also a host of trained home health nurses who can carry out a range of tasks and give individuals a much more personalised level of care.

Becoming popular during the pandemic more than ever, home based healthcare allows an option for people to receive care and be monitored away from heightened risks of infection.

A full and better recovery is also common among those who receive quality home care, and there are many other benefits attached to it.


Undivided attention

By choosing a home care service the caregiver, home nurse or nurse assistant is able to give their complete time and attention to the individual, rather than going between multiple patients in a nursing home or hospital ward.

If you have noticed your family member is showing signs they need help at home, it is likely they will benefit hugely from a caregiver's dedicated attention.

Completely focussed on your family member, the home care service can be more attentive and detailed. Over time, the caregiver will understand their routines, habits and needs,

In addition, this one-on-one time allows both the caregiver and the individual to develop a much closer and personal relationship.


Keeping families together

Working to provide a completely patient-centric experience, home or live-in care services allow families to remain close when one of them requires care.

Avoiding hospital or a residential facility, the person can stay with family and receive home care. Hospitals and clinics can also be restricted by visiting hours, but at home care means the individual can have visitors whenever they wish.


Independence and Freedom

Hospital or external care facilities can have restrictions on how those staying there are able to manage their day, from what time they eat and wash to when they have visitors.

In contrast, home care services are planned completely around the individual, with the caregiver working on their schedule, not the other way around.

When creating a bespoke care plan, the individual has their say on how the day will plan out and is able to prepare for their home care, letting them do things at their own pace and leisure.

Staying in your own home can also have a huge impact on mental wellbeing, allowing those needing care to do so somewhere they feel safe and secure.


Loneliness has a huge impact on a person’s mental health, with long periods of time at home alone bound to have an effect.

However, another benefit of home care is that it also provides one-on-one companionship, allowing people to have conversation even if they can’t get out the house.

A constant and consistent caregiver therefore can see an incredible change in a person’s mood and overall wellbeing.

Pets can also be a great comfort, and at home care means the individual can keep them close by. In a hospital or other facility, this wouldn’t be the case.


Acoup is currently the leader in recruitment and medical staffing solutions for hospitals, clinics, medical facilities, home health and community nursing within the UAE and UK.

A British led company with 22 years of experience in the UAE, our UK team also have over 30 years’ experience in the NHS and community, maternity and nursing offering the best of professional practices and training within the UAE & UK.

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