Our home care agency takes great pride in offering a variety of home care services for seniors. There are many types of in home senior care services available in today’s marketplace, among them are in home care services and home health care for seniors. You may be asking yourself, “Wait, what is the difference between these two types of care?” Both types of care are available directly in the home and do have a certain amount of overlap in services. There are, however, a few very distinct differences.
In-home care encompasses a variety of services to ease the stress and physical demands of remaining in the home as an aging senior. This kind of care can include personal assistance with bathing, toileting, assisted movement, cleaning cooking, shopping, laundry and many other household chores and tasks. Additionally, home care services provide a level of daily companionship for seniors who live alone and require more socialization in their lives.
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Home health care for seniors, on the other hand, can incorporate the above listed services but also includes medical care assistance such as wound care, injections, blood testing, medication management and other medically-specified tasks.
Your loved one’s physician may have specific recommendations about which type of care will be best suited for his or her health needs. Additionally, when you begin working with our agency, we will do a full assessment of your loved one’s home, lifestyle, medical requirements, physical health and more to ensure that your care is personalized specifically to your needs. If our assessment determines that home-based health care for seniors may be more beneficial than standard in home care, we will help you work with your loved one’s medical team to verify this conclusion and help guide you to make sure your loved one is getting the services they need.