Home Care vs Home Health Care – There is a Difference

If you’re a family caregiver or anyone engaged in senior care for that matter, chances are you’ve had some confusion about the types of in-home care available at one point or another. And that is totally understandable. You’ve probably heard terms like, homemaker companion, personal care aide, home health aide, in-home care, nurse registry, and the list goes on. Confusing right? You’re wondering, What’s the difference and what is right for me? In this episode we clear all of that up for you.

Topics Discussed

  • Home Care vs Home Health (non-medical vs medical)
  • Do the two ever mix
  • Where a Home Care Agency provide services
  • When should a family consider getting extra help
  • How services are paid for
  • Is it a cost effective option
  • The future of Home Care 
  • Key questions one should ask when considering a care provider
Liz Craven
Author: Liz Craven

Liz Craven, along with her husband Wes, owns Pro-Ad Media, publisher of Sage Aging ElderCare Guide, serving the local community for over 29 years. Liz lives in Lakeland and is very active in the local community, specifically in the area of aging. Liz serves on a number of local boards and committees including the Lakeland Vision and Age Friendly Lakeland.