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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Overview of U.S. Home Health Care Industry

Home health care service is not only the fastest growing healthcare industry, but it is also expected to become the fastest-growing industry in the United States overall, which will open new jobs. For quite some time, we have companies such as Elly Kleinman’s Americare,  that provide a range of skilled nursing and other health care services in this industry, and in addition to that offer personal care services to patients in their homes. As the number of chronic conditions and functional impairments that people have continues to rise, so does the utilization of home health care. In recent years, the overall use of home health care services has increased, reflecting the ever-increasing growth of the aging population and the rise of the above mentioned chronic conditions.

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