What is Home Care?
"Home care" is a simple phrase that encompasses a wide range of health and social services.
These services are delivered at home to recovering, disabled, chronically or terminally ill persons
in need of medical, nursing, social, or therapeutic treatment and/or assistance with the essential
activities of daily living.
Types Of Home Care
Skilled Nursing Home Care:
Some of these services include: IV Therapy, Wound Care, Post-surgical care, and many other services that can only be preformed by a licensed professional.
Non-medical Home Care: (Personal Care)
The services that are described under the non-medical home care heading are more general in nature. These services are generally used to assist the patient with the activities of daily living (ADLs) including: dressing, grooming, cooking, light housekeeping, transportation and the like.
These services do not require a skilled or licensed professional.
Why you may need Home Care?
You or a loved one are disabled or recuperating from acute illness and prefer to stay at home
but still need ongoing care/support.
Chronically ill infants and children who require medical or non-medical support in their
loving and secure home environments.
You or a loved one have been diagnosed with terminal illness but would rather receive care
and support at home. Recent surgery or hospitalization
As hospital stays decrease, increasing numbers of patients need highly skilled services when
they return home. Other patients are able to stay at home to begin with, receiving safe and
effective care in the comfort of their own homes.
Home care aims to make it possible for people to remain at home rather than use residential, long-term, or institutional-based nursing care. Home care providers render services in the client's own home. These services may include some combination of professional health care services and life assistance services.