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Understanding the different types of care

Our efficient and friendly staff at TLC Care at Home Ltd will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We serve clients in Bewdley, Wyre Forest, Kidderminster, Stourport, Tenbury Wells and Cleobury Mortimer.

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What is home care?

Home care refers to any type of care (medical or non-medical) that is provided to the client in their home.


This can include companionship and housekeeping services. TLC Care at Home will provide support with meals, medication, personal care and general help in the home.


TLC Care at Home’s professional team will help support conditions such as Mental Health, Dementia, Stroke, Learning Disabilities, Acquired Brain Injury, MND, MS, Palliative Care, Visiting Care and Live-in care. These conditions are typically supported by TLC’s staff in the comfort of the client’s home.

What does home care mean?

Care at Home is a service that is provided at your home. There are times when we all need extra help with medication, help around the home, personal care, companionship, assistance with paperwork, and bill paying. TLC’s caring team will help with some of these things or with all of them, depending on your needs and wishes. This service gives you reassurance and leaves you free to enjoy a more contented life without these additional pressures. TLC Care at Home helps you live independently at home.


Your carer can also help you do the things you like to do outside of your home, such as hobbies, meeting with friends, visiting family and going on holiday. They will help you embrace your social activities and live the lifestyle you choose to live.

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Living facilities

When a person moves away from home for care, there are several options available. Independent Living, Assisted Living, Care Home and Nursing Home options offer living solutions for people who wish to move from their current living environment.


Senior housing developments may provide supported services such as meals, housekeeping, and social activities - these are termed Independent Living.

Independent Living typically provides meals in a central dining area at a certain time. Independent Living may also be used to describe housing with few or very little amenities. Many people will choose to use home care provider options while living in these facilities.


Assisted Living facilities are a housing option for older adults who need some assistance with the activities of daily living, but do not require the kind of 24-hour nursing and medical care provided by a skilled nursing staff.

Types of care home

The two main types of Care Home you’ll come across are Residential Care Homes and Nursing Homes. These care homes can provide residential, nursing, emergency, respite, short-term, long-term and palliative care, as well as care services for elderly people with specific health conditions, such as dementia, or care for younger people with a disability or mental health issues. Other types of care home include sheltered housing, retirement villages, adult day care centres, mental health hospitals and hospices.


The Nursing Home option is for elderly persons who require continuous nursing care. Nursing homes are a skilled nursing facility and will provide extensive care services such as intravenous feedings, blood pressure monitoring, medication administration, injections and care palliative care for patients.

Would you like to know more about the different types of care available?

Get in touch with our friendly and reliable care team at TLC Care at Home Ltd in Bewdley, Wyre Forest, Kidderminster, Stourport, Tenbury Wells and Cleobury Mortimer. We also provide emergency care. See our FAQs for more details about our services.

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