Home Care vs. Home Healthcare


What Is Home Healthcare?

Home healthcare is skilled care given by professional care providers in the comfort/convenience of the individual’s home. A Plan of Care is created and implemented by medical professionals. Home healthcare comes after a doctor’s visit or a hospital stay, and it is designed to help improve the health of an individual while at home.

What you get from home healthcare

  • Skilled nursing
  • At-home physical therapy
  • Pain management
  • Caring for wounds
  • Prescription management
  • Rehabilitation and recovery from a health problem or a disease

What Is Home Care?

Home care is designed to sustain and maintain your loved one’s quality of life in their home – keeping them safe and comfortable.

What you get from home care

  • 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
  • Helping a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia by grounding and orienting them
  • Help with errands like grocery shopping and picking up prescriptions
  • Help preparing meals
  • Help with household chores like vacuuming or doing laundry
  • Companionship and friendship so your loved one is not alone