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What is home healthcare?

Home healthcare is skilled care to help someone get healthy while at home. It comes after a doctor’s visit or a hospital stay. It’s services provided by medical professionals.

Types of services you get from home health care:

•Skilled nursing

•At-home physical therapy

•Pain management

•Caring for wounds

•Prescription management

•Rehabilitation and recovery from a health problem or a disease

What is home care (PAS-personal assistance services)?

PAS or home care assist with sustaining and maintaining your loved one’s quality of life in their home – keeping them safe and comfortable.

Types of services you get from home care:

• Help with personal grooming like bathing or getting dressed

• Help with moving around and getting in and out of bed or the shower

• Medication reminders

• Helping a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia by grounding and orienting them

• Help with errands like grocery shopping and picking up prescriptions

• Help preparing meals

• Help with household chores like vacuuming or doing laundry

• Companionship and friendship so your loved one is not alone

Help with these and other daily-living activities can help your loved one stay independent.

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