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Norwalk Greenwich, Stamford, Fairfield, and Bridgeport

what is home care

A homecare company employs caregivers, companions, CNAs and at times an RN. We are paraprofessionals. Generally home care is all that is needed in Norwalk for most people that are coming home from a surgery, rehab facility, someone in an assisted living facility and of course situations in the home or independent living facility. Other time home health care services are needed and we can work with them too. We provide respite care for family caregivers who need to take care of themselves too. We can bring you home from most facilities (as long as you are ambulatory). We can take you shopping or to the pharmacy or just go for you.

We will do light housekeeping, prepare meals, walk your dog, or take you out for a walk or to a community center. Most importantly we provide your loved ones with companionship which in many of the situations we see is the most needed service. Sometimes our services work in tandem with home health care services and other times independently. Explore the differences below:

Home Healthcare

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.