In-Home Care

In- home care is supportive care provided in the home. Care may be provided by licensed healthcare professionals who provide medical treatment or by professional caregivers who provide daily assistance to ensure the activities of daily living (ADLs) are met. In-home medical care is often and more accurately referred to as "home health care" or formal care. Often, the term home health care is used to distinguish it from non-medical care, custodial care, or private-duty care which refers to assistance and services provided by persons who are not nurses, doctors, or other licensed medical personnel. For terminally ill patients, home care may include hospice care. For patients recovering from surgery or illness, home care may include rehabilitative therapies.

Articles

Caregiver's Corner: Understanding Options to Maintain Independence

08/15/2019

One of the greatest fears people have as they age is the loss of independence. In fact, many people assume that eventually their independence will be lost and they will end up in long term care. Unfortunately, as a result, many people do not seek help until they are in a crisis. This does not have to happen. Needing assistance does not mean losing independence. There are a number of resources and services available to help older adults age in place.

Caregiver's Corner Podcast

Grandchildren as Caregivers

Episode: 41
Duration: 28:40

Baby Boomers and Caregiving

Episode: 37
Duration: 28:35

Veterans Benefits Issues

Episode: 35
Duration: 28:39

How to Pay for Long-Term-Care

Episode: 36
Duration: 28:28

Long Distance Caregiving

Episode: 15
Duration: 29:05

Mental Health Issues

Episode: 11
Duration: 28:30

Professional Caregiving

Episode: 10
Duration: 28:39