Home care is supportive care offered inside the home by either a professional caregiver or a licensed healthcare professional. Often referred to as in-home care, home care, allows sick or injured adults, seniors or pediatric patients to remain at home and receive medical attention. For the terminally ill, these home care services are known as hospice care. For patients recovering from surgery, the medical care at home will include rehabilitation therapy.
What to expect with Home Care?
Home care services that are often offered by a home caregiver include nursing care, dressing changes, medication monitoring and help with other basic daily activities like bathing, eating, and basic household chores. Some caregivers also offer transportation for their patients to attend appointments or go shopping. Home care is becoming more and more common as the average age of the population rises. Home care promotes independence and allows the patient to remain comfortably at home.
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