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Western WA King, Snohomish, Pierce, Skagit and Island Counties

what is home care

Homewatch CareGivers is a non-medical home care agency serving the greater Seattle area. Our caregivers provide in-home care services to help with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting, ambulation, transfers and medication reminders. Home care frequently includes light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, shopping and errands. In many cases, we work side-by-side with Home Health and Hospice.

When a client is discharged from the hospital or rehab center, they believe that Home Health will be there for many hours per day providing hands-on care. We explain that this is the role of Home Care and that Home Health provides monitoring and rehabilitation services.

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.