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Enabling you to stay at home: Home Care vs Care Home

2 June 2023

Local News

Written byKaren Knapp

Enabling you to stay at home: Home Care vs Care Home

People often get home care confused with care home and why wouldn’t you? It’s the same words! You have many options available when considering what support you may need in your later years and it doesn’t always have to be linked to no longer being able to get out of bed. Home Care is here to keep you doing what you love whilst remaining independent at home.

Karen Knapp, owner of Radfield Home Care Epsom & Leatherhead said: “Home care can be assistive, supportive, companionship or a mix of all of the above. At Radfield Home Care Epsom & Leatherhead we are all about enabling not disabling.”

What can Home Care mean for me?

“Set in our ways…” Sound familiar? We spend many years working out who we are, what we like and probably at some point giving our time to others. So why wouldn’t we try and keep control of our ‘retirement’ years to make those our best years?

Home Care is an enabling support structure that helps you maintain the lifestyle you want whilst remaining in your home. For some people that’s being taken out to the local garden centre, going for a walk, our favourite shopping centre, to have lunch or coffee and a cake, to stay connected! For others it’s some extra support with cooking meals, medication, appointments, reading or just a good old natter. And lastly, for some it’s assistive care with having a shower, getting dressed, mobility, nutrition and connection.

No matter what kind of care you are looking for, at Radfield Home Care- Epsom & Leatherhead it’s more than just the identified tasks/ activities for your visit it’s about companionship, it’s about really connecting and caring about what’s happened or not happened in your day. It’s about going that extra mile to make sure you end your day satisfied you accomplished all you wanted to. And lastly, if you’ve not guessed already, it’s all about you! Regardless of what we may agree to include as part of your package, if you change your mind and want to go for a walk to enjoy the sun rather than have a shower that’s absolutely fine with us!

Exceptional care by exceptional people

At Radfield Home Care- Epsom & Leatherhead we’re not a sales team, we’re a team of professionals with many years of experience in the industry at the end of the phone ready to listen, guide and inform to help you make the right decision for you. No pressure, no obligation. So grab a tea or coffee and pick up the phone today to understand more about what’s out there for you or your loved ones.

Discover quality private care in Epsom and Leatherhead

If you would like to find out more about Radfield Home Care and the home care support services offered, you can email [email protected] or call us on 01372 502 193


Karen Knapp

Karen Knapp

Director & Owner

Karen’s natural affinity for care and nurturing relationships makes her perfect for the home care sector, where she can help the local community age well and remain connected to what matters most.

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