What Is Home Care?

August 7, 2018

You or your loved one is unique, with a unique combination of strengths, challenges, and needs. While some people determine that assisted living is their best choice, others prefer receiving care in a familiar home setting. Personal assistance, service, and companionship provided by compassionate and qualified caregivers can offer peace of mind while you or your loved one continue to enjoy the comforts of home.

Home Health vs. Home Care

Although the terms are often used interchangeably, there is a difference between home health care and home care. Home health care provides treatment and rehabilitation from certified nurses, therapists, and other medical professionals: medication management, injections, IV therapy, occupational therapy, and other services. Home care, however, provides non-medical assistance with daily living.

What Does Home Care Provide?

Home care typically provides a broad range of help with personal activities and tasks, providing a level of assistance that enables residents to enjoy the freedoms of home while resting assured that they are healthy and safe. Recipients of home care may request help in the following areas:

Personal Care

Bathing

Grooming

Toileting

Incontinence care

Skin care


Mobility Assistance

Transferring

Ambulation assistance


Nutrition

Menu planning

Meal preparation


Housekeeping

Bed making

Vacuuming

Mopping

Dusting

Garbage removal

Laundry

Linens

Personal clothing


Transportation and Scheduling

Shopping

Errands

Office appointments


Companionship

Conversation

Reading

Games and cards


Medication Reminders


Respite Services

Family relief for short or extended periods of time


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Try Home Care

Are you or your loved one finding it difficult to keep up with some of tasks of daily personal care or household management? Do you feel safe at home but don’t feel comfortable driving, cooking, or keeping track of your medication? Home care may be the solution. For more information about how Brethren Care Village can provide the perfect combination of independence, care, and companionship, call Molly Bartholomew at 419.651.2197 or contact us today.

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