Is there a Difference Between Home Care and Home Health Care?

The term Home Care Agency and Home Health Agency have been usually used interchangeably in the Senior Care community. These two entities provide in home services to senior population, however there are some key differences. The main difference is that Home Care Agencies and Home Health Care Agency is that home care agencies provide non-medical support to seniors, while Home Health Care Agencies provide medical support to seniors in their homes.

Home health Care Services, on the other hand, assist seniors manage medical conditions either after they return from a hospital stay, or surgery or when they need long-term care for medical reasons but want to stay at home. In these cases, home health aides visit them and provide nursing care, physical therapy, and other skilled medical nursing services. Home health aides are always skilled medical workers with license degrees and certifications.

Home care services help seniors with the tasks of daily living (ADL), such as bathing, grooming, meal preparation, companionship, and medication reminders. A home care provider offers services that an assisted living facility would provide, but they allow seniors to stay in their homes. Home care workers are well trained and equipped with tools to assist them in providing the best care. Call us today for a compassionate and qualified caregiver to assist you with all your home care needs.