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Portland Beaverton, Gresham and Surrounding Areas

what is home care

In-home care vs. home health care… It can be tough to know what company provides which service in Portland.  There are many care options available in our area. In-home care allows you and your family to stay where you want to be, at home. Our services facilitate your lifestyle, and help provide freedom and security. From simple housekeeping to bathing assistance to bed bound care, we want to give you the chance to thrive where you are most comfortable. Although we are medically knowledgeable we do not provide medical services. We can work with other organizations like home health care companies that provide medical supports at home. Our services dovetail and complement home health care to create a full continuum of services. We want to be the in-home aspect of that continuum for you!

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.