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I had an amazing experience! I'm so glad I found them. They were so flexible about my needs, and I'm 100% satisfied with them! The nurse came to my home to talk about it all, to go through some details, and I can't THANK her enough! She encouraged me, gave me support, gave me honest opinions, talked from her heart! She called me before she came, and after my surgery to check how was it. She moved me completely!
Written by: Natasa
It is very common—even in the healthcare community—for people
in Framingham an elsewhere to be confused about the difference between home
care and home health care. The similar names don’t help to clear up the
confusion and these services can overlap. The list bellow gives some examples of the differences
between home care and home health care. One example that might help illustrate
each service involves a client of ours, a 72-year old woman who lives
independently. She was prescribed a physical therapist, which is part of home
health care and covered by insurance. The physical therapist would come to the
house a couple of days each week for one hour. On the days that the physical
therapist was not there, our caregiver was there to make sure that the woman
did not fall when doing her exercises. In this way, each service benefitted the
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 care is about sustaining and maintaining your loved one’s quality of life in their home by assisting with activities of daily living:
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.
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