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Ann Arbor Serving Belleville, Ypsilanti, Chelsea, Dexter and Saline communities

what is home care

Homewatch CareGivers of Ann Arbor aims to be an integral part of the community by utilizing our community partners and with our expertise understanding and educating on the continuum of care.As part of that continuum, we strongly believe that an integrated team approach with home health touches on the skilled and home care aspects of a client’s recovery or health maintenance. What this means is that home health care and home care provide different services and meet different needs, but they can work together for optimum results for you. In addition to the collaboration in the home, the follow up after home health discharges is even more integral to the continuing recovery and strength of our clients.

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.