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San Fernando Valley Woodland Hills, Encino, North Hollywood and Surrounding Communities

what is home care

At Homewatch CareGivers of San Fernando, we understand the benefits of home care vs. home health care.The difference between home care and home health care in the San Fernando Valley can be confusing. Home health care involves treatments performed by a medical professional, such as a registered nurse, physical therapist, speech therapist, or occupational therapist. If you need injections, wound care, suctioning, or g-tube feeding/injections, then you need treatment from a home health care professional.  With home care, an experienced, trained caregiver will come to your loved one’s home, apartment, or room to help with those tasks that need to be done in order to stay independent, in control and thriving.  Home care is about sustaining and maintaining your loved one’s quality of life while allowing them to age in place safely.  

Home health care companies and home care companies work together with your loved one’s doctor to enable your loved one to continue living in the home they love.

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.