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The main difference between home care and home heath care is home care providers offer non clinical assistance like meal preparation and companionship whereas home health aides provide medical care.
Home Care – is non-medical care. Homecare assists individuals with the basic activities of daily living, wherever you call home*. It includes companionship, engagement, transportation to appointments or errands, meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry assistance, changing the sheets on the bed, assistance with walking or transferring from sitting to standing, assistance with bathing, dressing, and grooming, including personal care and toileting help. It also includes respite care for family caregivers.
It’s paid for privately, with long-term care insurance, and in the right circumstances be supplemented by Veteran’s Aid and Attendance. Medicaid can cover a set amount of non-medical homecare hours if you qualify for ALTCS or AHCCCS with a long-term disability.
Home Health – is medical care. Home health is brought in most typically as a follow-up to hospitalization, procedures, and surgery, or after an extended illness when an individual is not at their peak strength.
It is also very common to follow an extended stay at a rehabilitation facility if patients continued to improve while in rehab.
It includes medication management, wound care, and many kinds of therapy, including physical, occupational, speech, and behavioral therapy. Home health is covered by medical insurance if you have a doctor’s order and continue to improve.
Due to Covid-19, protecting both you and our current residents of the Assisted Living Care Communities and Group Homes is our highest priority. Therefore an appointment for a tour is required. We will notify the home that you would like a tour, and one of our resource partners will contact you to arrange a time and answer your questions.
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