Individual Homecare is service provided for individuals such as senior adults, those recovering from surgery and or are chronically ill or disabled, who prefer to receive assistance in the comfort of their home or community. The services vary and depend on the individual’s conditions and needs and can involve both Home Healthcare or Non-Medical Homecare settings.
Home Healthcare includes medical services provided by the healthcare professional. Similar to a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), Home Healthcare brings healthcare to the senior’s home! Their services involve wound care (pressure sores or a surgical wound), education (senior and caregiver), nutrition therapy, injections, monitoring serious illness or health status. To receive Home Healthcare, the senior must have a physician’s order and plan of service.
In Non-Medical homecare, the elder receives basic or essential senior care services by a caregiver or a home-aid. These services include Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, medical reminders, running errands, and may include personal or companion care services. Home care services can also include memory care and palliative/hospice care.
Whether it is Home Healthcare or Non-Medical Homecare, the goal of Individual Homecare is to promote a safe environment where seniors can regain the independence they need and decline their condition to increase their quality of life.