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Choosing the Right Care

We want to provide you with as much information as possible so you can make the right choice for your Care

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Homecare vs
Care Homes

What is the difference between homecare and care homes?

Whilst on the outside it may seem like we’re essentially talking about the same thing, there are a number of important differences between these two types of care, and to help you understand which might be best for you or your loved one, we’ve outlined these key differences below.

Care Homes


Is homecare the right option for me / my loved one?

Whether you choose homecare or a care home very much depends on the level of care needed and your personal preference. At Eaton Homecare we provide a free no obligation assessment to discuss your needs and choices.

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What are the costs of homecare?

There are a number of key things to consider when thinking about likely costs of homecare. At Eaton, we are fully committed to making our costs as transparent as possible, with no hidden extras. Plus, with visits starting from just 30 minutes at a time, you can be sure that you are only paying for the care you actually need.

Want to know more about the costs?

Visit our ‘Cost of homecare page’ for more information

What is UKHCA?

UKHCA is the professional association for homecare providers. Their mission is to promote high quality, sustainable care services so people can continue to live in their own homes with the care they need.

UKHCA helps organisations that provide social care (also known as domiciliary care or homecare), which may include nursing services, to people in their own homes, promoting high standards of care and providing representation with national and regional policy-makers and regulators. The Association represents over two-thousand members across the United Kingdom, in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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What is CQC?

The Care Quality Commission is an independent regulator of health and social care in England. They monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and they publish what they find, including performance ratings to help people choose care.

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