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Home Care Explained – Everything You Need to Know

Who needs homecare?

From newborns to centenarians, and everyone in between, everyone requires treatment at some stage in their lives. Most of the time, our families and friends are there to support us when we need it. Some people, however, need more attention than family and friends can offer. In many of these cases, the person in need of treatment (care recipient) is a new mother, has a disability, is elderly, has a serious disease, or has a mental health problem. Depending on the person’s needs, unique home care supports can be implemented to help them survive or handle at home. If home care was not available, many elderly would be forced to live in a nursing home, hospital, or institution. Other words used interchangeably with home care include ‘home health care’ and ‘domiciliary care,’ but may also apply to care given by a health professional.Checkout Fort Lauderdale home care for more info.

What is homecare and what does it entail?

Under the umbrella of home care, a broad variety of programmes and supports are available. In other words, the type of treatment given is for those who are unable to care for themselves. Some of the most important ones are mentioned below, along with a brief description:

Personal Care – This term refers to any care that focuses on the care recipient’s personal hygiene. Personal care assistance can include help with showering or bathing, dressing, using the toilet, changing continence aids, shaving, applying lotions and cosmetics, brushing hair, and brushing teeth.

Both housekeeping and cleaning duties are referred to as domestic assistance. Cleaning the kitchen, doing the dishes, and doing the laundry are examples of facilities.

Transportation- This involves driving the person to appointments and, if possible, accompanying them.

Shopping- The home care worker can either drive the individual to the store and assist them in doing their own shopping, or the home care worker can shop with a list.

Respite treatment means being with the care recipient while the primary caregiver takes a break.

Nursing Care- refers to the in-home care that a registered nurse is expected to provide. Medication management, wound dressing, injections, and nursing evaluations are only a few examples.

Case management entails a thorough evaluation and the development of a treatment plan in collaboration with a case manager. Depending on the needs and conditions of the care client, case management can be short or long term.

Social Support – refers to programmes that are focused around the client’s social needs. Companionship, visiting, and community access are examples of this form of service.

Who pays for home care?

Depending on where you live, you might be eligible for government-funded services to help you pay for home care. Some health insurance policies will cover some of these expenses; check with your insurer for details.


Smiling Heart Home Health Care Fort Lauderdale
87 Northeast 44th Street #4, Oakland Park, FL 33334
Phone No. : (954) 287-0447