Very similar terms, but very different meanings. Home Care and Home Health are distinct types of care, which are both provided in the home; however, most people are unaware of the differences.

Key Differences:

Home Healthcare: Clinical Care

Home Care: Non-Clinical Care

So, what exactly does that mean?

Home Healthcare is skilled care to help someone get healthy while at home. Most generally, it comes after a hospital stay, or doctor’s visit, and is provided by licensed medical professionals—that’s what we do! Home care is provided by caregivers, usually called home care aides. Aides can help older adults with activities of daily living, or offer some friendly companionship.

Home Healthcare:

  • Skilled Nursing
  • In-Home Physical, Occupational, & Speech Therapies
  • Pain Management
  • Wound Care
  • Prescription Management
  • Licensed Social Worker

Home Care:

  • Personal Grooming
  • Bathing
  • Medication Reminders
  • Picking up Groceries
  • Gathering Prescriptions

Both services have the same goal in mind, which is keeping your loved one in their home, safe, and comfortable. Are you planning a surgery this Fall? Let us help you transition from the hospital back home. To learn more about the services we offer, please visit our website, or contact us directly at (937) 544-2755 and ask for Jessica Lainhart.