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Southwest Austin Buda, Driftwood, Dripping Spring, and Manchaca

what is home care

In Southwest Austin, one of the fastest growing industries in health care is that of home health care. Home health allows individuals, adult, pediatric or the elderly the opportunity to recover, rehabilitate, heal, and/or live independently in the comfort of their own home. Homewatch CareGivers of Southwest Austin allows you to surround yourself around loved ones instead of being in an unfamiliar environment such as a hospital, inpatient facility, nursing home or assisted living center. From prenatal to senior care, Homewatch CareGivers of Southwest Austin offers the distinct service of home care, which in non-skilled based, to the community. Below is an outline of the differences between home health and our specialty, home care. Our services are different but also complement one another to ensure that the best possible care is provided in your home.

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:

home health care may include:
  • 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:

home care may include:
  • 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.