What is the difference between home care and home health care?
Home Care providers supply companionship and assistance for those who wish to remain at home but are not incapacitated or in need of medical care. The purpose of Home Care is to increase the quality and security of day-to-day life allowing your loved ones to age in place.
Home Health Care providers do all the above and more. The provider works with the family to understand what the client needs and keeps the family apprised of the general health and wellness of the patient. A Home Health Care provider covers the day-to-day care with non-medical staff in addition to registered nurses who handle regular healthcare check-ups, administer medicine, evaluate the living conditions and health/wellness of the patient, potentially respond in an emergency, and coordinate with facilities if needed as the patient requires increasing levels of care.