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What's the Difference Between Home Care & Home Health Care?

I don't understand what the differences are between home care & home health care.

My mother needs help around the home, housework, dishes, chores etc.

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Answered by: MySeniorCare Staff

Home care is a broad term used to describe several forms of care provided in-home. Generally it covers personal care (bathing, dressing, grooming), homemaking services (light housekeeping & chores) & companionship services.

Home health care provides medical care in the home. Several examples are therapy (physical, occupational & speech therapy), infusion services, wound treatment & medication management.

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