Home Health Care vs. Non-Medical In-Home Care

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Home health care and Non-medical in-home care are two different things. Though they sound similar, one must know the difference between each other to decide what kind of care or treatment is required for the patient. A this would help the person in the decision process of whether to hire a home health care professional or an unlicensed caretaker!


The Differences Explained

In case of an aged family member, one needs a person to look after or give company for the betterment, in the absence of the family. As the caretaker would give them meal, help them in bathing and even give medication at the right time. In this case, hiring a non-medical home care person or an unlicensed caretaker is apt.

Whereas on the other hand, if one has an aged patient in home and one is looking out for a person who can take care of the patient and can remain close to the patient at every moment and give them the right dose of medicine, then hiring a professional with proper medical license would be best. This is because they have knowledge regarding different diseases and the right way to cure it through proper medicated way. Additionally, one can hire a nurse or a physical therapist professional for the house patient facility. The professional follows the instruction of the senior physician or doctor and follows the tasks as well as give the medicines to the patient that are prescribed by the senior physician. In licensed medical home health care facility, one gets unlimited kind of facilities like the wound care treatment and various therapies, which must be done under the supervision of only highly qualified physician.


From the above mentioned details it is been concluded that the home health care and non-medical in-home care are two different things. Both services are required in different situations. Hence, if one needs a serious medical care, then taking the home health care facility by the professionally licensed person is required whereas, if one just wants a caretaker for a senior member of the family, that helps them in different routine fields then appoint a non-medical person.

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