Call Us 24/7 208.273.9308

Home Health Care versus Home Care

Homewatch Default Blog Image
Blog Categories

It can sometimes be confusing to understand the difference between which services home health care agencies provide and which services home care agencies provide. Some people and organizations use these terms synonymously. Home health care agencies provide in-home nursing services and physical, occupational, and speech therapies, social worker and nutrition services. Home health care's focus is restorative or rehabilitative care and is typically paid for by Medicare Part A.

Home care agencies provide in-home, and sometimes facility, caregiving services such as bathing, dressing, grooming, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, companionship, fall prevention, cooking, med reminders and exercise assistance to name just a few. Services are most commonly paid for through private pay, although it can sometimes be covered through Medicaid, long term care insurance, the VA, workers compensation and the Idaho Commission on Aging.

Home health and home care agencies often work together to care for a patient/client. While home health focus on nursing and therapy services totaling typically about 3-5 hours a week, home care agencies can provide anywhere from a couple of hours one day a week to 24/7, based on the needs and wants of the client. Homewatch CareGivers provides these home care caregiving services to our clients who live in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Eagle, Caldwell, Emmett, Star, Middleton, Marsing, Homedale and sometimes Mountain Home and Idaho City.

More Posts Like This
  • Great Home Health and Hospice Provider!

    One of the companies in particular we have worked with regularly is Horizon Home Health and Hospice. They provide similar services that other home health and hospice companies provide such as physical and occupational therapy, skilling nursing, bath aides, social workers, chaplains, etc.

    Read More
  • Assisted Living Partner You Can Trust

    here are some great assisted livings located in our community. One of those is Willow Park. I’ve worked with them for past 10 years to help care for some of the seniors in our community.

    Read More
  • October Caregiver of the Month

    Congratulations to Amanda Reed for receiving our Caregiver of the Month award!

    Read More