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Thousand Oaks San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley, Malibu and Ventura County

what is home care

There are so many kinds of care that it can be a challenge to understand the differences between them in Thousand Oaks. We are often asked, “What is home care?” The shortest answer is that we are non-medical, but that isn't complete. Home care and home health care are sometimes thought of as the same thing, and while we do partner together, we provide separate services. Home health care covers the clinical side of our client's needs; they might be in the home one to two hours per week and do things like wound care, injections, and physical therapy. Home care assists with the daily living activities, or, as we like to think about it, we go into people's homes and pamper them. We provide services such as transportation, companionship, bathing assistance, meal planning and we can be there as much as 24 hours. 

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 assistance 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.