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Tempe Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Chandler and Surrounding Areas

what is home care

Many people are unaware of the value of having a caregiver with their loved one on a regular basis. The home health care team is very task oriented and can be very narrow in scope, dealing with specific medical issues such as wound dressing or physical therapy. An in-home caregiver has a broader scope that focuses on many aspects of the client’s current level of health and well-being. Caregivers get more environmental and behavioral information from their clients because they spend more time with them. This information can be very helpful to the health care team. The home care team can provide background information and the follow-up activities to support the health care team. Our caregivers at Homewatch CareGivers of Tempe are able to monitor our client’s daily activities and level of engagement with their care plan. They are trained to escalate to the health care team as well as the immediate family if there is any issue.

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:

home health care may include:
  • 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:

home care may include:
  • 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.