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Cary Serving Wake County including Raleigh, Apex, Morrisville, Wake Forest

what is home care

Home care and home health care are two different services that may overlap in Cary and Wake County. It’s helpful to know the differences in these two types of care so that you can get your needs met and continue to live independently. Home care services are delivered by Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) and companions supervised by registered nurses. Home care services are paid for privately and covered by long term care insurance. Medicare and regular health insurance do not cover home care services. Length and frequency of services are only determined by the client's needs. Home health  and home care services complement and support each other, therefore Homewatch CareGivers partners with local home health agencies to make sure our clients receive well balanced and effective care.

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.