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The Triad Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point and Kernersville

what is home care

Homewatch CareGivers provides a much needed and in-demand service for the Piedmont Triad, and we know there is a distinct difference between home care and home health care. Whereas home health care can involve IV therapy, breathing treatments, occupational or physical therapy, pain management, and other skilled nursing and medical duties, home care is more limited to personal services and companionship, filling in the gaps that family members traditionally had in the multi-generational homes of the past. However, there is a definite correlation between the two, and Homewatch CareGivers of the Triad often works in conjunction with home health care providers to establish a circle of support.

“We are proud of our standing in the community, and consider ourselves to be an important senior resource in particular. If we are not the right option for an individual situation, we work hard to find the right referral fit. Our ultimate goal is to relieve your stress and preserve your loved one’s dignity while bringing your family together.”

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.