What is defined as home care?

Home care is care that allows a person with special needs to stay in their home. It can be for people who are aging (aging in place). It could also be for people with chronic illnesses, who are recovering from surgery, or who have a disability. Home care includes any professional support service that allows a person to live safely in their home.

Homecare services can help someone who is aging and needs help to live independently, is managing chronic health problems, is recovering from a medical setback, or has special needs or a disability. Professional caregivers, such as nurses, aides, and therapists, provide short- or long-term care at home, depending on the person's needs.

home health care

is a wide range of health care services that can be provided in your home for an illness or injury. Home health care is often less expensive, more convenient, and as effective as care you receive in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF).

Another type of home care is known as home health care. It usually involves short-term care, such as what would be needed if you needed help recovering from an injury or illness. Some tasks that a home health care provider would help you with include physical therapy, occupational therapy, wound cleaning, medical social work, and often companion care as well. The definition of home health care is medical services provided at home to treat a chronic health condition or to help you recover from illness, injury, or surgery.

Michele Maslen
Michele Maslen

Caregiver forever, heart for seniors, loves music, dancing, and putting smiles on people's faces.