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Columbia Glen Burnie, Sykesville, and Howard County

what is home care

The difference between home health care and home care in Columbia and Howard County is the level of skill care provided by an agency.In home health care, there are certain skilled care needs that can only be provided by a doctor or a nurse. Home care services range from companion care to complex personal care, providing services such as assistance with activities of daily living (ADL’s); escorting, meal preparation, transportation and light housekeeping needs.

There are many times that we are helping reinforce activities that the clients need to be doing in  conjunction with home health services, often requiring strict adherence to be effective.  Here we are able to encourage, prompt and assist our clients achieve those important health objectives and goals. 

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.