Home Health vs Home Care

Elly Kleinman Americare explained that the first step in hiring senior services provided in the home is identifying the difference between non-medical home care and home health care. Home care and home health are separate types of care, both provided in a home setting. Even though they might sound similar, they provide very different services. Since the type of care will both guide your search for the appropriate caregiver as well as define how you will be able to pay for home care, it is important to understand this distinction. Home health care and home care are different in terms of the help provided, resources, the costs, and other factors that affect your choice.

Home health care is skilled care that helps individuals get healthy in the comfort of their home. Home health care or supportive health care is medically driven and helps adults and seniors recovering after a hospital or facility stay or those who need additional support to remain safely at home and avoid unnecessary hospitalization. Home health care services include wound care, pain management, therapy and injections, and nursing. This care is provided by registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, home health aides and medical social workers.

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