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What is In-Home Care?

In-home care (also known as home care) allows seniors to remain at home when they’re not ready to relocate to a care community. It’s also a viable option for seniors who are generally independent but may need some assistance with certain activities. This includes assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as eating and bathing. Home care aides also provide companionship and socialization for seniors. Home care service options are endless and can be customized to fit each individual’s needs.

As people age, cognitive decline and decreased mobility can make living at home without assistance difficult and unsafe. Fortunately, there are a variety of home care services

available for seniors that are designed to ease caregiver burden and extend the senior’s ability to live independently.

Note: In-home care, which provides non-medical services, should not be confused with home health care. Although home health care may include some in-home care services, it is medical in nature. In other words, home health care professionals can also provide personal care assistance, but the opposite is not true.

Types of Care Offered at Home

In-Home Care (also known as Home Care)
Includes support services that allow a senior to continue living safely in their home.

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Medication Management (Not Administration)

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Meal Preparation

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Mobility Assistance

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Bathing/Dressing

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Household Chores

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Grocery Shopping

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Companionship

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Transportation

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Personal Care

Home Health Care
Involves skilled medical care services to help seniors to recover from an illness or injury. Home health care professionals are often licensed practical nurses, therapists, or home health aides. Most of them work for home health agencies, hospitals, or public health departments licensed by the state.

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First Aid & Wound Care

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Physical Therapy

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Monitoring Chronic Conditions

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Medications Administration

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Occupational Therapy

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Assistance with Medical Devices

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Post-Surgery Recovery Care

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Respiratory Therapy

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Blood Withdrawals

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