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Plano Serving Collin and Denton Counties

what is home care

Home care and home health care in Plano are complementary services that have distinct differences. Home care services can be more flexible than home health services so our trained caregivers can come when it suits you, even if that is in the evening or on a weekend. In this way, you can utilize both home care and home health care—such as physical therapy and occupational therapy—to meet all of your needs. There are even times when these services may overlap to benefit you. For example, our caregivers may get there when your physical therapy is nearly over and learn from the therapist when to remind you to do your exercises. In our experience, our caregivers can be there to help grocery shop and make healthy choices with you, provide reminders on nighttime medications and assist in other ways too.

Home Health Care

After a doctor’s visit or stay in the hospital, skilled care in the home is arranged in order to get you or a loved one back on your feet. Home healthcare includes:

  • Skilled nursing
  • At-home physical therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Caring for wounds
  • Prescription management

Home Care

Home care is about sustaining and maintaining your loved one’s quality of life in their home by assisting with activities of daily living:

  • Help with personal grooming like bathing or getting dressed
  • Help with moving around and getting in and out of bed or the shower
  • Medication reminders
  • Help with errands and chores
  • Companionship and friendship so your loved one is not lonely
  • Help preparing meals

How do home care and home healthcare work together?

While a skilled home healthcare professional changes your loved one’s prescriptions, an in-home caregiver helps them remember to take medications day in and day out. A home healthcare agency can change your loved one’s therapy if it’s not working, and an in-home caregiver is there to encourage them to accomplish those therapies. At Homewatch CareGivers' our person-directed approach to caregiving helps an individual to the best of their current abilities so that they continue to feel empowered and fulfilled. Get tips on this approach to care here.