Home Care and Home Health Care in SE Michigan

Home Care vs Home Health Care

It is important to understand the difference between home health care and home care services. They do sound the same and home health care often includes some home care services. Home health care is more medically oriented. While home care typically includes chore and housecleaning services.

homecareWhat is Home Care?

Home care is ideal for those seniors that would prefer to stay in their own home, but need some assistance to do so comfortably and safely. Home care services may be provided for a few hours per week or 24 hours a day and may include any of the following:

  • Personal care - such as help with bathing, washing your hair or getting dressed
  • Transportation
  • Errands
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Cooking or delivering meals
  • Medication reminders
  • Yard work and laundry
  • Assistance with activities of daily living

Sometimes referred to as companion care or personal care, home care can be a real gift to people who are not getting around as well anymore, to those recovering from an illness or an injury and often increases or prolongs their independence.

What Is Home Health Care?

Home Health Care helps seniors live independently for as long as possible, depending on the limits of any medical condition. It covers a wide range of services and can often delay the need for long-term nursing home care or assisted living facilities.

Home health care often involves helping seniors recover from an illness or injury. The people who provide home health care are often licensed practical nurses, therapists, or home health aides. Generally they work for home health agencies, hospitals, or public health departments that are licensed by the state.

Home health care may include:

  • Occupational and physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Skilled nursing
  • Monitoring one’s daily regimen of prescription and over-the-counter medications
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