Harwood House Care Home vs Home Care

Harwood House is a luxury care home based in Cookham Dean, near Maidenhead. We provide a range of Care & Services to support residents within our home. Here is an overview of what you can expect from our luxury care home as opposed to home care. 

Care and Wellbeing

What can I expect at Harwood House Luxury Care Home?

  • At Harwood House you will be safe – it’s our priority in all your care
  • Our friendly and often long serving carers are there for you 24/7
  • We can supervise your medication
  • You can forget the endless chores including cleaning and laundry
  • We will assist you with scheduling and attending appointments
  • Care, accommodation, utilities, food and activities are all included in an agreed, fixed rate, paid monthly
  • Dedicated nursing, palliative and dementia care are available for you if and when you need it
  • Quality end-of-life care is available

Home Care (vs. a luxury care home)

  • Care is usually charged by the hour
  • Carers may change across shifts so you can’t be sure of getting the one you know
  • End-of-life care may require a hospital or hospice move at additional cost
  • You or your family are responsible for organising specialist nursing and GP and hospital visits

What is the environment like in a luxury care home vs home care?

The benefits of Harwood House Luxury Care Home

  • Harwood House is a beautifully designed property set in landscaped gardens
  • We are well equipped with aids to help and support you

Home Care

  • Provides familiar environment and surroundings
  • Additional costly support aids to ensure safety are often required

Food and Nutrition at a Luxury Care Home

The benefits of Harwood House Luxury Care Home

  • We will provide you with wholesome home cooked meals, three times a day
  • Our fully qualified team will oversee your nutritional and weight programme
  • Our team is available to provide snacks around the clock if you need something

Home Care

  • You must cook your own meals or arrange for meals to be delivered
  • You need to monitor your own weight and create your own balanced diet
  • Home care may not be available when you are feeling peckish

Wellbeing Activities & Leisure at a Luxury Care Home

The benefits of Harwood House Luxury Care Home

  • You will be able socialise with people of the same age and in the same circumstances
  • You will find a range of activities to enjoy and stimulate you – body, mind, and soul!
  • Our dedicated Wellbeing team will coordinate all sort of activities to interest you

Home Care

  • Isolation and loneliness are common if you are on your own a lot with no company.
  • There is evidence that social isolation and loneliness bring a higher risk of physical and mental health conditions.