Home care is a health service provided in the patient's home to promote, maintain, or restore health or lessen the effects of illness and disability. Services may include nursing care; speech, physical and occupational therapies; home health care services and personal care services.
Home care includesany 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 careis 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). Supplementary care is a less intensive home care service.
It can include practical services, such as helping bathing and dressing, and helping with medications. It also includes non-medical assistance, such as household chores, preparing meals, and accompanying doctor visits.