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Email: info@gihc.com.au



Recent studies by the Royal Commission show that Australians want to stay at home for as long as possible.

In-home care refers to receiving support to live in your own home by a professional carer, while care homes describe nursing homes, where multiple residents share accommodation with 24-hour support.

A common misconception about aged-care is that the only safe and practical option for people with high care needs is care-homes, but in fact home care is a safe and practical option.

Pros of In-home care

  • Cost-effective In-home care is a personalised fee, so you can get as much or as little assistance as you need, unlike care-homes which have a fixed fee.
  • Better for health and wellbeing. Being in a familiar environment is more relaxing and lowers stress levels.
  • Promotes independence by supporting you to continue doing the things you want to do.
  • Personalised care when you want it.
  • Home care is suitable for people with dementia because there is a sense of security in ones home they have lived for a long time, being much less disorienting for people with memory issues. A loved one’s condition can decline more quickly in unfamiliar environments.
  • Home maintenance cost and bills
  • Home may need modifications

Pros of care homes

  • Around the clock care by more than one carer
  • Social environment as care homes have multiple residents living in the same facility which can reduce loneliness if you don’t have many friends.


  • Moving from living in a familiar to a non-familiar place can result in a decline in health.
  • Care homes are expensive, especially if you don’t need 24-hour care.
  • Care homes may not offer specialised dementia services
  • There is varying quality of Care homes
  • Care homes have strict rules
  • Fixed fees
  • Care-homes have overheads such as mortgages, gas, electricity, and maintenance cost which customers will be charged for.

When looking for in-home care for yourself or loved-ones, Gratitude In-Home Care can help you with the process from start to finish. Look no further than Gratitude In-Home Care for any in-home care needs.

For more information, visit our website at: https://GIHC.com.au/ Call us on 1300 912 155. Contact us to have a no-charge, no-obligation chat to provide some clarity and we can discuss your options.

See the full blog at: https://gihc.com.au/blog/
Contact us today for a free home assessment, no-charge, no-obligation chat about your options.

We provide the following services:

  • Personal care
  • Palliative care
  • Overnight & 24-hour care
  • Respite care
  • Medication assistance
  • Nursing services
  • After hospital care
  • Companionship
  • Shopping support and meal preparation
  • Gardening and home maintenance
  • Transport support
  • Assistance with household tasks
  • Community access

Contact us to have a no-charge, no-obligation chat about your options.
For more info, visit our website at: https://GIHC.com.au/ Call us on (03) 9863 6959, email us at info@gihc.com.au

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