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What to Look For When Choosing A Home Health Care Agency?

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

  • In-Home Assessment

  • Medication and Pain Management

  • Diabetic Care

  • Oxygen Therapy

  • Ostomy Care

  • Orthopedic Care

  • Rehabilitative Care

  • Emergency Management

Personal Care Services

  • Bathing and Dressing

  • Feeding

  • Mobility, Transferring and Positioning

  • Toileting and Incontinence Care

In-Home Companionship and Care Services

  • Respite or Relief for Family

  • Grocery Shopping and Meal Preparation

  • Medication Reminders

  • 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

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