Q: What is Home Care?
Home care is non-medical, in-home care usually provided by a trained but non-licensed individual.
Q: What is Home Health Care?
- Home Health Care is medical care in the home provided by a registered nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist, or other skilled medical professionals, and is often prescribed as part of a care plan following hospitalization.
- Home Health Care visits are usually 20-40 minutes duration.
- Home Health Care must be prescribed by a physician, and is for patients who are homebound, or who cannot leave the home without great difficulty for their healthcare.
Q: What is the difference between Home Health Care and Home Care?
Home Health Care is medically supervised care. Home Care is non-medical care.
Q: What are the typical Home Care services?
- Bathing, dressing, grooming
- Toileting, incontinence care
- Meal preparation, light housekeeping
- Errands, doctor visits
- Medication reminders
- Mobility, transfers, and positioning
- Range of motion, light exercise
- Companionship, emotional support
- Transportation, travel
- Dementia, Alzheimer’s care
- Advocacy while in a hospital or group setting
- Hospice support care
- Hourly or live-in care
- Temporary or respite care