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Huntsville Madison County, Decatur, and Northern Alabama

what is home care

At Homewatch CareGivers of Huntsville, Madison, Decatur and all of North Alabama we are often asked by our clients what services are included in home health care services. Home health care services can include broad care given by skilled medical professionals, including:

  • skilled nursing care

  • physical therapy

  • occupational therapy, and

  • speech therapy

What Services are Home Care Services?

Often called non-medical or private duty or personal care services Home care services help individuals remain safe, independent and engaged in leading enriched lives. It’s often the kind of in-home help that allows people to avoid moving out of their homes into a more expensive and less attractive setting. These services include some of the following:

  • Medication Reminders helps to avoid repeated hospital admissions.

  • Helping with Laundry to conserve senior’s energy for more important tasks.

  • Preventing Unnecessary Falls caregivers can provide light housekeeping services

  • Healthy Meal Preparation caregivers prepare meals which makes a significant difference

  • Transportation to the store, picking up prescriptions, running errands and social activities

How home care and home healthcare providers work together

  • Home Health agencies providing short-term skilled nursing or rehabilitative services to home bound persons following a decline in function or an acute illness. Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran's Administration or private insurance may cover these services. Medicare will pay 100 percent of the cost of home health services when the doctor orders skilled, intermittent nursing care or rehabilitation services.

  • Home Care such as Homewatch CareGivers of Huntsville, Madison, Decatur and all of North Alabama help their clients stay at Home. Senior home care can include companionship, senior transportation, dementia care and respite. Learn about senior home care services that can help you maintain your independence and stay at home for as long as possible. It can also be a good fit for people who are chronically ill, recovering from surgery, or disabled. Senior care aims to make it possible for people to remain at home rather than use residential, long-term, or institutional-based nursing care.