In-home care refers to senior care options that bring healthcare professionals into the homes of older people who need some help getting by. The benefit is that the senior gets to stay in the comfort and familiarity of their own home, but receive the assistance and/or medical care they need from a dedicated team. In-home care comes in two categories: home healthcare and in-home care.
What is Home Health Care
Home health care is actual medical care, provided in the senior’s home. Registered nurses and other medical staff visit daily in order to provide advanced medical care, including different types of therapy, managing diet, and handling medical equipment of all types. It’s important to note that of all the types of in-home care, home health care is the only one to be covered under Medicare, and often the other type is still necessary for a senior to be able to fully live at home.