Home Care VS Home Health

Navigating these types of situations can sometimes be stressful, but Medical Home Care Professionals is here to help. One of the most common questions that we often get that will help direct you in the right direction is to distinguish between “home care” and “home health”. Both of these services are incredibly valuable and can take a great deal off of your shoulders. So what is the difference? Let’s dive in!

Home Care

This service is often not covered by your Medicare or various other privately owned insurance companies and covers the scope of what we call compassionate needs. This important service provides you or your loved one with help with daily needs such as driving to appointments, meal prep, and even light laundry. Many hire one of our screened home care professionals for companionship or to even help if an elderly person needs cognitive assistance to prevent confusion and provide care. This type of care can even be 24-7, and will provide the respite relief needed.

Home Health

This category of service is performed by a screened, licensed medical professional who is in the home to provide medical supervision. Our registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, or speech therapists are present to administer the specified treatment required. This can include medication education and treatment, wound dressing, diabetic care and education, IV injections, enteral feeding, nutritional assessments, pediatric care, and more. 

Home care allows you to maintain the quality of your life in the privacy of your own home. In addition to being cost-effective, research shows that the road to recovery may even be improved when done from the comfort of your own home.

Today, Medical Home Care Professionals are one of the largest locally owned and operated agencies in Shasta County and have clinical teams of nurses, therapists, social service workers, Aides, and caregivers that are dedicated to providing our patients/clients with, respect, dignity, and quality care to guarantee a positive experience while healing at home. Give us a call today to learn more at 530-226-5577.

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