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The Disadvantages of Nursing Homes and Finding a Solution with In-Home Care

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When a loved one becomes physically unable to care for themselves, it can be difficult to determine your next move. How do you know what's right for the senior in your life? By understanding the disadvantages of nursing homes and looking at the benefits of in-home care in Manhattan, you can make a more informed decision. 

Disadvantages of Nursing Homes

Eventually, the time comes in many seniors' lives when they simply aren't able to care for themselves. When that time arrives, you may want to explore nursing homes for your loved one. However, you will want to consider what problems may arise while your loved one is away from home. 


  • Nursing homes remove an individual's independence and the ability to do some of the simple tasks they enjoy (like preparing meals). 
  • Moving your loved one away from their familiar surroundings, friends, and family could result in them having feelings of abandonment.
  • Nursing homes require a transition period before they start to feel like "home," which can be difficult for some seniors. In addition, nursing homes can be noisy and feel unfamiliar for a while.
  • Nursing homes are often very expensive, especially for high-quality institutions. 
  • Nursing homes have a higher ratio of seniors to caregivers, meaning that seniors receive less personalized care.

Benefits of In-Home Care

In-home care is an option that allows your loved one to remain in the comfort of their own home. This is especially less disruptive for individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia, making it the preferred choice for many families. In-home care can provide the same help and services as nursing homes while also providing extra benefits.


  • In-home care allows for a more personal, one-on-one relationship with the caregiver.
  • Your loved one can remain in the comfort and familiarity of their home environment.
  • Your loved one can remain as independent as possible, rather than needing to turn over basic tasks to nursing home professionals.
  • In-home care is generally less expensive than a nursing home.
  • 24-Hour care is valuable for loved ones who suffer from Alzheimer's or dementia and are prone to wandering.

Contact Comfort Keepers for In-Home Care in Manhattan

Choosing between a nursing home and in-home care in Manhattan is up to each individual and their family. This can often be a very personal decision or a logistical one. If you think that in-home care is the best fit for your loved one, contact Comfort Keepers Manhattan at (212) 221-3262 today! One of our friendly coordinators would be happy to answer your questions or schedule a complimentary consultation.