Knowing the Difference between Homecare and Home Health Care

knowing-the-difference-between-homecare-and-home-health-careWhen it comes to referring to caring for the well-being of senior loved ones, some organizations use the terms “home care” and “home health services” interchangeably, although the two are not the same.

Before you make decisions about providers and what personal care is needed, it’s critical to know the difference between the two. While both of these services are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of older adults, they serve different functions and have different regulations.

Homecare involves non-medical supportive care to assist with activities of daily living (ADL) such as companionship, meal preparation, housekeeping, medication reminders and among others to maintain and promote an individual’s quality of life, independence, and well-being

Home Health services are medically prescribed clinical, nursing, or therapeutic service—or a mixture of these—delivered at the patient’s home. It ranges from wound care, IV infusions, pain management physical therapy, and other related services.

As a provider of both home care and home health care in Park Forest, Illinois, Optimal HomeCare Services Inc. seeks to shed light on the distinctions of these programs and what kind of services you can expect.

For more information about our health services in Illinois, you can call us at 708-265-5855.

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