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Louisville Jefferson County and Surrounding Areas

what is home care

Homewatch CareGivers of Louisville holds a non-medical home care license in the state of Kentucky. This license allows us to perform a variety of services from transportation and chores around the house to assistance with personal care, medication reminders, and activities of daily living. First, let’s make some distinctions between home care and home healthcare.

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. Licensed medical professionals provide therapeutic services for rehabilitation. 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 non-medical 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

Our caregivers not only provide physical assistance, but they offer companionship -- someone to talk to, someone to listen.  For elderly family members, this human connection may be the most valuable component of in-home care.  Home care increases the quality of life at home!

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. While Home healthcare may visit only a few hours per week, Home care can stay as many hours as needed.  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.