With many different kinds of medical care available, it is important to know the difference. Specifically, there are drastic differences in medical vs. non-medical home care for seniors, while both are important and have many benefits. Here are some of the differences:
What is Medical Home Care?
Medical home care can consist of a variety of services. Medical home care services include nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, home health aides, and more. Essentially, medical services provided at a hospital or other healthcare facilities that can be provided in one’s home fit into the category of medical home care. In many cases, insurance will cover these services.
What is Non-Medical Home Care?
Non-medical home care can assist a senior with their everyday activities when they are no longer able to independently maintain their lifestyle, such as when they are elderly.
A candidate for non-medical home health care is an 85-year-old whose physical or mental condition precludes him from regularly going grocery shopping, preparing meals every day, or maintaining his home. Or, if an older person struggles to maintain daily activities like washing, dressing, and using the restroom, a non-medical caregiver is trained to offer assistance so the person may complete these things at home. A senior care provider can step in and offer weekly trips to the grocery store, exercise courses, and post office transportation. Elder care assistants are also capable of doing some minor cleaning and cooking. Providers of in-home care services make life easier for the person in their care and the relatives of the loved ones.
When a senior’s family members cannot give continuous care owing to the obligations of their job, caring for their children, or other duties, non-medical home health care is the perfect course to take. To create the home care plan that best fits the needs of the old person, a non-medical home health care practitioner will speak with and collaborate with the senior’s family.
Kind Senior Care’s Non-Medical Senior Home Care Services
At Kind Senior Care, we offer various non-medical senior home care services. Our services include:
- Light Housekeeping
- Meal Planning and Preparation
- Personal Care
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Contact us to schedule a free in-home consultation to begin your senior home care plan, and read about what to expect during a home care assessment so you know how to prepare. Click here or call 978-242-7449 to find out what services are best for your family.