When it comes to home care services, people get confused very quickly.

In fact, it is common for people to confuse home care services with home health care services.

Yet, there are clear differences between the two.

Home health care services are provided by licensed healthcare professionals like nurses and physical therapist.

Thus by definition, home health services are medical in nature and would usually be on the order of a doctor.

Home care on the other hand is care that allows your elderly loved on to stay in their home instead of having to move into an elder care home.

So what kind of services can you expect from your home care agency? Here are over 20 of them (if you combine all ones under each headline below).

20 home care services you can expect from your agency

Light housekeeping

Home care professionals can help with:

  • Dusting
  • Vacuuming
  • Mopping
  • Laundry
  • Kitchen cleaning
  • Bathroom detail
  • Rearranging and organization

Transportation

Need to get to your doctor’s appointment? Your home care professional can get you there.

Meal preparation

Does your loved one love to eat home-made meals?

A home care professional can provide that service so they can have warm and healthy home-cooked meals everyday.

Companion care

Everybody needs somebody.

Home care professionals can double as companions too. They can be around for simple conversation or to escort you and/or your loved one on shopping trips.

  • Movies
  • Shopping
  • Exercise
  • Reading
  • Traveling

These are all services your home care professional can provide.

 Care for bed-bound clients

Is your loved one bed-bound and unable to perform daily living activities themselves? Home care professionals can help here are help.

Transfer and mobility

We can help your loved one move from one part of the house to another.

Home care professionals are trained to use Hoyer Lifts and gait belts to help your loved one get around.

End of life/Hospice care

If your loved one has been discharged home on hospice care, this is something home care professionals can help out with too.

Personal care

A home care professional can help with:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing up
  • Skin care
  • Teeth and denture care
  • Hair care
  • Shaving
  • Perineal care
  • Changing briefs
  • Emptying a catheter

…and basically anything that is related to a person’s daily care.

Dementia/Alzheimer’s care

Adults who are otherwise healthy but have memory problems that are related to dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease will have trouble caring for themselves at home.

In such instances, a home care professional can help them live at home successfully.

 

And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Your local home care agency can provide with more services than you may realize.

Do you or your loved one need home care? Reach out to us for a consultation.

If you live in the Greater San Diego or Orange County areas, we are more than happy to serve you and your family.