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Green Valley Santa Cruz Valley and Surrounding Areas

what is home care

Green Valley, Arizona is a destination retirement community, which means that, almost always, our clients do not have family close by and therefore may have a need for home care or healthcare services. When the need for in-home care arises, our office staff and our caregivers become the family for our clients. The Homewatch CareGivers motto of “Let Our Family Care for Yours” is extraordinarily pertinent to us and to our clients.

When people need assistance, sometimes there is confusion between home care and home health care. Below is a list that outlines some of the services offered by each. 

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.