There comes a time when an ailing person or even a senior has to decide whether they want care at home or want to be in a nursing home. There are also times when you as a senior citizen need specialized care and family members can’t be expected to be on call all day. There are many considerations involved when you choose between a nursing home and home health care. These things are based on how much time you can dedicate to the care of an ailing person. There are also things like the seriousness of the illness that affect the course of the care given.A nursing home offers extensive care for patients. There are also the proper equipments and the proper procedures that are involved in the care of a patient in a nursing home. The presence of nursing staff round the clock is also a big factor in influencing the care that is given to an ailing person. A nursing home can also allot special care for the patient based on the seriousness of the condition of the patient. Proper doctor’s checkups are also an important thing that you should consider when you are going in for long term care for a patient.Home health care involves hiring a private nurse. Private nursing also has its advantages with regards to the personal care of the patient. The most advantageous fact about private nursing is that the nurse is completely dedicated towards the care of a patient which may not be possible in a nursing home. There are also a lot of things like maintenance of proper time tables that you should consider when going in for a home nursing service. Round the clock service though may not entirely be possible in this case or even if possible may turn out to be expensive for you to keep for a long term.