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Freeland Midland, Bay City and Saginaw

what is home care

Home care and home health care are actually different services, though they are often confused for one another. Home health care is in-home medical care and it is provided by a licensed professional such as a RN, Occupational Therapist (OT), Physical Therapist (PT).  A health care provider prescribes the care, it is often covered by Medicaid and usually short term.  Home care services in Freeland, Midland, Bay City and Saginaw assist the client with non-medical activities of daily living such as meal prep, bathing, grooming, restroom assistance, housework and mobility assistance.  We work with skilled care professionals to provide the supportive care that allows our clients to stay in their homes for as long as the desire to do so and can do so safely.

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.