Home Care vs Home Health

Home Care

  • Custodial Care or Supportive care
  • Non-Skilled
  • Beneficial to those individuals who are having difficulty performing various activities of daily living.
  • Assistance Personal Care: Bathing, Dressing, Transferring.
  • Homemaking: Meal Preparation, Light Housekeeping, Laundry. obtaining groceries, or for running errands is of benefit when a person no longer is able to drive.
  • A cost effective solution for Senior Care
  • One to one, personalized attention
  • Respite to overburden family members

Home Health

  • Requires a Physician to prescribe services
  • Involves medical care provided by licensed professionals
  • Registered nurse, or physical therapist and is a service typically covered by one’s medical insurance. Typically warranted when a person has had a recent inpatient stay at a hospital, rehabilitation, or skilled nursing facility.
  • Home health can also benefit those who have had recent medication changes and are in need of education related to potential side effects and monitored to ensure the medication is effective
  • For someone who shows a decline in overall physical functioning, physical and/or occupational therapy, provided in the home, can assist that person in regaining their independence.

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