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Non-Medical Home Care

How Non-Medical In-Home Care Differs From Home Health Care

Non-medical in-home care focuses on helping seniors with the daily activities they need to engage in life and remain safe and healthy at home. Family members or professional caregivers who do not have a medical license generally can perform these tasks.

When Is Non-Medical In-Home Care Needed?

The following care tasks are just a few examples of non-medical in-home care services:

  • Bathing
  • Transferring
  • Toileting
  • Continence
  • Medication Management
  • Companionship
  • Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Transportation

The terms "home health care" and "non-medical in-home care" can sound awfully similar. It's easy for clients and patients to mistake one for the other. You may need help understanding the differences in terms, or when each type of care may be needed.

What Is Home Health Care?

Home health care refers to care provided in the home by a licensed medical professional such as a nurse or physical therapist. Generally, home health professionals are only authorized to perform the tasks prescribed by the senior's physician.

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