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Types Of Home Care Agencies

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As more seniors opt to remain in their homes for care instead of moving to assisted living communities, it's crucial to understand all available options fully. In this post, we’ll cover the four (4) types of home care agencies. 

1. Home Health Care

Professionals in home health care offer a wide array of services right in your home. This option is often more affordable, convenient, and equally effective compared to care in a hospital or nursing facility. They can assist with various medical tasks like intravenous therapy, injections, patient education, and health monitoring during serious illnesses.

2. Homemaker or Home Care Aide (Custodial Care)

Homemakers or home care aides provide assistance with household tasks such as cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, and help with daily activities like eating and bathing.

3. Private Duty Home Care

Similar to homemakers or home care aides, private duty home care can also include medication reminders, transportation to appointments or errands, and specialized care for conditions like Alzheimer's or hospice.

4. Hospice

Home hospice programs are staffed by a team of professionals who work alongside the primary caregiver, typically a family member or friend, to offer comfort care and symptom management during the final six months of the patient's life.


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