In-home care focuses on helping seniors with the daily activities of living. These are tasks we all perform each day to stay healthy and engaged with life. For example:
Bathing & Dressing
Accompany to doctor visits
Laundry and linens
Alzheimer’s or Other Dementias Care
Managing behavioral symptoms
Assist with activities of daily living
Keeping seniors safe
Transitional Care Services
Hospital discharge assistance
Chronic Condition Care
Respite for family caregivers
When a person becomes unable to perform these tasks, even temporarily, family members and non-medical caregivers can step in to help. Assisting with these activities generally doesn’t require any sort of medical certification.
In contrast, home health care requires a doctor’s order and is performed by a licensed health professional, such as a nurse or physical therapist.
Here are a few examples of services provided by home health professionals with medical certifications: