While they sound the same, there is a distinct difference between home health care and in-home care ( or home care). Both are professional services that support persons in their home, but home health care includes a nurse on the care team.
Value-based In Home Care Services
Aging in place is much less expensive than facility-based care. Home care allows clients to stay in their homes and receive assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing, bathing, eating, and elimination needs.
The people who need in-home care are not only elderly people; younger people also wish to remain in their homes but need extra help because of medical set-backs, chronic health problems, or are living with a disability.
The familiarity of one’s home is comforting and calming to a person who is ill or confused. A change in environment triggers confusion and panic, potentially leading to safety concerns or worsening health.
As family members care for their loved ones they are also trying to live their own lives: work, children, and perhaps most importantly, taking care of themselves. Having a dependable resource to ease the burden is crucial to family caregivers who may be getting burned out. Professional Care Match provides qualified and highly-trained caregiver staff who have been thoroughly vetted during the hiring process.
Who Qualifies For Home Health Care Services?
Home health care service requires a physician order to be covered by insurance, usually Medicare. The home health team includes a nurse; depending on the client’s needs, there may be a rehab team to help improve the person’s mobility or ADLs.
Home nursing care includes wound care, injections and IV medication administration, medication management, and other medical monitoring.
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) may work with the nurse and visit the home to assist with ADLs. The frequency of CNA visits depends on the nurse’s individualized assessment; sometimes three weekly visits are enough. Sometimes two daily visits are needed. All care is coordinated by Professional Care Match.
When Does Home Health Care Stop?
If insurance is paying for services, the usual cut-off point is when the client returns to baseline functioning, or is evaluated as having reached a plateau in improvement.
You Deserve “Above and Beyond”
Home care teams often become a part of the client’s extended family; they celebrate holidays and witness important events in the person’s life. They share in the sorrows the client may experience. Empathy, support, and consistency are the hallmarks of a good caregiver.
The demand for home care has increased 44% in the last 5 years. Professional Care Match is here for you and prepared to assist you or your loved one with nursing services or extra help when you need it most. We offer care for short periods or 24 hours, as well as live-in help.
How Can We Help?
Professional Care Match does everything so you don’t have to. While a “private duty” nurse or CNA sounds good, hiring a healthcare professional on your own is risky. We manage payroll taxes and insurance coverage, much like a care facility. We also run rigorous background checks and run mandatory training to ensure our staff is safe, qualified, and has up-to-date information that preserves stability and quality of life for the client and family.
Home Health Aides provide non-medical assistance in the home. These trained professionals are qualified to help with managing daily routines. They help the person by preparing meals, running errands, housekeeping, and completing ADLs like bathing and grooming. If non-medical assistance is needed to help your loved one remain independent in their own home, Professional Care Match can provide exactly that.
1/25/2022 04:49:50 pm
It's incredible how a caregiver can help support a patient and provide them with the medical assistance they need in the future. I read about this term recently, and I got curious when I'd need them. I'll be sure to find an agency that can provide what I would need as I get older.
3/1/2022 01:43:45 pm
It really helped when you talked about home health care and how it helps with your loved one's medical needs! A few days ago, my uncle had surgery, and he needs to stay at home to fully recover. My uncle will need special treatment, so I think it'd be wise to hire a professional for the job! I appreciate your insight on how a caregiver could improve your life!
4/20/2022 02:03:43 pm
It got me when you shared that insurance like Medicare needs a physician order to cover home health care services. My friend should know this since she's planning to get a home health care service for her mother. I should share this post with her so she can get more ideas about home health care.
4/28/2022 08:20:06 am
Thank you for letting us know that a home health care service requires a physician in order to be covered by insurance. My grandmother is starting to fall down. Last time she was not able to get up. We are concerned, so we will get a physician's order then call for a reputable home care service.
8/5/2022 09:48:55 pm
I appreciate that you explained the importance of having home health care to assist with the daily activities on their own property. A friend of mine told me the other day that he planned to have a reliable health care service that could assist in exercise and meal preparation for his mother, and he asked if I had any idea what is the best option to do. Thanks to this informative article, I'll be sure to tell him that it will be much better if he consults a trusted home health care service in town as they can help provide more information about their service.
9/6/2022 07:53:38 am
Thanks for helping me to understand the differences between home health care and home care. Home health care is typically provided by licensed professionals, such as nurses or therapists, who come to the home to provide services. Home care, on the other hand, is typically provided by unlicensed individuals, such as aides or caregivers. Home health care is generally ordered by a physician and focuses on skilled nursing care.
9/12/2022 05:30:27 pm
Thank you for explaining the differences between home health care and home care. Everything is clear to me now, I was able to gain this valuable information. The article is worth reading.
12/6/2022 05:06:31 am
Thanks for helping me understand that there are those that need home care even if they are young due to their medical issues. I guess one example is regarding my sister's son who got into an accident with skateboarding. Now, he might need help from professionals, because he might not be able to walk anymore.
12/6/2022 10:47:54 am
I want to make sure that my dad is cared for in his old age. It makes sense that proper home care services would be beneficial. It makes sense that I would want to find caregivers that have a good reputation. That way, I can ensure that my dad is properly cared for.
12/24/2022 03:07:58 am
Such a nice informative post, live in caretaker, We’re here to help with the everyday needs of the elderly community to give you peace of mind that your loved ones are being taken care of. For many years, Polish Helping Hands has provided personal care, overnight stays, and even housekeeping services.
2/6/2023 12:08:07 pm
Thank you for explaining when someone may need home health care. My sister and I have been wondering if our mom needs standard home care of if she'll need a nurse. After reading this, I think she'll need home health care.
2/27/2023 07:30:54 pm
The fact that a doctor's order is necessary for insurance, often Medicare, to pay for home health care services is appreciated. My grandfather needs immediate medical supervision. I'll arrange for him to receive insurance-covered home health care.
3/10/2023 04:16:34 am
Article by Ideal Care Match entitled "Home Health Care vs. Home Care: What's the Difference?" does a good job of explaining the key distinctions between these two types of in-home care. The blog discusses the types of services offered by home health care providers and home care agencies. It also provides useful information on how to choose the correct sort of care based on the senior's needs and health condition. The blog can be helpful for seniors and their families who are looking for the right sort of care.
3/15/2023 05:34:15 am
Hi there! You have discussed an interesting topic. Thank you for making me understand the difference between home health care vs home care. Home health care and home care are two distinct forms of in-home services that provide support to individuals who may require assistance with daily activities due to chronic illness, disability, or cognitive impairment. Home health care is typically provided by a licensed professional such as a nurse or therapist and generally includes medical services such as wound care, IV therapy, pain management, and physical or occupational therapy.
3/17/2023 10:19:27 am
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3/28/2023 06:09:24 am
The difference between home healthcare and home care can be confusing for many people. PerfectCareMatch's blog post provides a clear explanation of the two types of care and their respective benefits. This information can help individuals make informed decisions when choosing care options for themselves or loved ones.
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Thanks for pointing out that home senior care services will provide wound care, injections, and IV medication for our loved ones as well as medication management and medical monitoring. I think my grandmother already needs this kind of assistance, especially when she cannot walk anymore. So we should hire a professional to help her out, especially when she is also is alone at home until the evening.
4/5/2023 12:05:56 pm
Thanks so much for pointing out that hiring an in-home nurse can be much less expensive than moving a loved one to a facility. My grandmother struggles to move around her house by herself anymore and we often worry about her while she's on her own. We've been looking into getting her some extra nursing help so we can ensure her safety and keep her in a good quality of life.
4/13/2023 02:46:18 pm
You make a great point about making sure your loved one gets their IVs. My dad has a bad blood problem and needs help with regulation. I'll have to get him an at-home nurse.
4/19/2023 12:20:21 am
I appreciate that you explained the importance of having a home healthcare provider to ensure proper comfort for elders. A friend of mine told me that he planned to have a reliable healthcare service that could assist in exercise and meal preparation for his mother. He asked if I had any idea what would be the best option to consider. Thanks to this informative article, I'll be sure to tell him that it will be much better if he consults a trusted home health care service in town as they can help provide more information about their service.
5/4/2023 04:54:00 am
This article compares and contrasts two forms of in-home care services that may be required by elderly or people with disabilities: home health care and home care. Readers are encouraged to share their thoughts and experiences with these care services in the comments section of the post. Anyone curious about home health care or care at home will find this article helpful.
5/13/2023 03:53:31 am
Overall, your blog post does an excellent job of shedding light on the distinctions between home health care and home care. It's an informative read that will undoubtedly help readers navigate the complexities of these services. Well done!
As a healthcare professional, I found this article on home healthcare versus home care to be incredibly informative and well-articulated. It does an excellent job of clarifying the distinction between these two types of care, which can often be confusing for individuals seeking personal assistance for seniors or and their loved ones.
5/22/2023 06:12:18 pm
I'm glad you said that home nursing care can help with medication and IV management. My mom's health has been getting worse over the past couple of weeks, and so I want to hire a service that can help her since I don't think it would be safe for her to live on her own anymore. I'll have to look into hiring home health services as soon as possible for her.
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