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San Juan Capistrano Dana Point, Rancho Santa Margarita, and South Orange County

what is home care

At Homewatch CareGivers of San Juan Capistrano, we help fill needs that may not be part of a home healthcare service. We understand that you may have questions about the types of services available to keep your family safe and healthy. First, let’s make some distinctions between home care and home healthcare.

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?

There is a big misconception between home health care and home care services. Home health is vitally important to the survival of a client when they endure a traumatic injury or experience a serious illness that would warrant nurse or doctor oversight. It’s there to keep you physically healthy and address your health needs. Home care services address all of the other necessities of daily living. We are there to keep you thriving and living a fulfilling life. Our services help our clients emotional needs, social needs, and focus on enabling you to continue living the life you want to.