What Are the Different Types of Home Care?

Home care can be classified as medical, non-medical, and personal

Home care is a service provided to seniors who are not as independent as they once were. Home care aims to restore the feeling of independence while also providing seniors companionship. This type of care can be classified as medical, non-medical, and personal.

How do I know if I need home care?

If you find that it’s becoming harder for you to do daily activities or complete personal activities, home care might be a service worth considering. One common indicator that home care is needed is being more forgetful than usual. This can be subtle at first, maybe to the point where your loved ones do not notice it or think anything is wrong. But, it may come to the point where you may neglect your personal hygiene, forget your medications, go without eating, or find yourself disoriented. You may also have mobility issues to the point where you have trouble getting in and out of bed.

If this happens, there is always assistance available, such as home care.

What is non-medical care?

There’s a big difference between medical and non-medical care. Medical care is done to treat a disease or illness. Non-medical care focuses on helping you with daily activities. 

You can typically get coverage for this type of care through Medicaid or through a private insurance company.

What is personal care, and what are the types of services offered?

Personal care involves a caretaker looking after you. Personal home care allows you to get assistance while staying in your own home instead of moving into an institution, like a nursing home.

With personal care, you will get help with daily activities such as:

  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Brushing your teeth
  • Getting in and out of bed

The caregiver can also take care of household tasks for you, such as:

  • Taking out the trash
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning and organizing your living area
  • Reminding you to take your medications
  • Doing laundry

Your caregiver isn’t limited to taking care of you at home. He or she can also run errands for you so that you have the supplies you need. Your caregiver can also help you with transportation, so you can get out if you cannot drive on your own. This can be for any place you need to go, such as to the store or doctor visits.

How do I benefit from home care?

Home care helps you restore your ability to take care of yourself and preserves your dignity. You’re not left to suffer alone. Your caregiver serves as someone you can trust, bond with, and rely on. Home care runs deeper than helping you with daily tasks.

You can rely on us

Homestead Family Health allows you to regain control of your wellbeing without having to leave your home. We will give you someone who can be by your side so that you can feel safe and secure but still independent. Call us today at 830-217-6711.