What is Home Health Care?
Home health care services are initiated when someone is no longer able to care for him or herself due to failing health or recent changes to their health.
Often, the term home care is used to distinguish non-medical care orcustodial care, which is care that is provided by persons who are not nurses, doctors, or other licensed medical personnel, whereas the term home health care, refers to care that is provided by licensed personnel.
Home care and home health care services may include:
Professional Nursing Care Services
Medication and Pain Management
Personal Care Services
Bathing and Dressing
Mobility, Transferring and Positioning
Toileting and Incontinence Care
In-Home Companionship and Care Services
Respite or Relief for Family
Grocery Shopping and Meal Preparation
Light Housekeeping, Laundry and Linen Washing
Errand Services and Incidental Transportation
Recreational Activities and Crafts
Grooming and Dressing Guidance
Mail Assistance and Organization
Conversation and Companionship
24-Hour or Live-In Care