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Home Health Care vs. Home Care Services

February 25, 2015


First of all, one needs to understand the difference between Home Care and Home Health Care Services. “Home Health Care” usually refers to companies/agencies providing skilled nursing, therapy services, either in Retirement Centers and/or private residences.  They offer a few payment options which usually include traditional Medicare, Medicaid and some “in network” large private insurance companies.  Some will even provide private-duty (private-pay) RN or LPN care.  “Home Care” companies offer “non-skilled” care such as home companions for personal grooming, mobility, using home health aides and Certified Nursing Assistants (ie, CNA’s).


Home Care Agencies & Private Hire Caregiver

January 18, 2015


Today, there are many personal home care services that are available to seniors.  They help provide for their comfort and independence, while insuring their medical well-being and security.

This type of care may include either state-licensed agencies or private individuals who provide services in the home such as assistance with tasks like bathing, dressing, giving medication reminders, taking vital signs, changing bandages, preparing meals, and providing light housekeeping and transportation.

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