Home Health vs In-Home Care

What Is the Difference Between In-Home Care and Home Health?

In short, home health is an extension of medical care and private care is additional in-home support for people who have difficulty performing everyday tasks.

Home health is usually for an allotted period of time and takes the form of rehabilitation similar to what one might experience in a skilled nursing or outpatient rehab facility. This must be ordered by a doctor and is typically covered (at least in part) through medical insurance. Home health services can include any of the following:

In-home care (also known as private care) is primarily intended to provide extra help with normal tasks, such as:

  • 24-hour supervision
  • Bathing and dressing
  • Errands
  • Help transferring and getting around
  • Housekeeping
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Medication reminders (and more)

Private care is also highly beneficial for family members who find that they cannot meet their loved ones’ needs on their own. This form of care provides peace of mind and relief for relatives and family caregivers who need a little extra help in looking after aging or disabled family members.

Private Care and Home Health Care Throughout Texas

Whether you are preparing your loved one to leave the hospital or you just need a break from being a full-time caregiver, our team of compassionate care providers is prepared to help. At Home Healthcare has served thousands of families and individuals across the state of Texas and we are proud to help improve the health and mobility of all our patients. Connect with a member of our team today to explore private care and home health and find out which option is the best fit for you and your loved one.

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