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what is home care

A lot of times we work hand in hand with partners like home health care services such as a physical therapist, occupational therapist, or a nurse. There is a difference between home care services and home health care services, but they actually work really well together. As part of our partnership here in Las Vegas with home health services, we also encourage clients to do exercises assigned by a physical therapist. We’ve had two or three clients who each had a broken hip, which then required physical therapy on a regular basis once they came home from the hospital. By encouraging them to do their exercises, we are helping them to become mobile more quickly. In home caregivers can help with meals, dressing, grooming, bathing, shopping, and transportation too.

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.