What is Non-Medical Home Care?

Question: Your site says you offer non-medical home care. What does that mean, exactly?

Answer: Non-medical home care focuses on helping seniors with the daily activities they need to engage in to remain safe and healthy. Many seniors need help to get their day started with assistance showering, preparing breakfast and taking their medications.

What is non-medical home care?

Non-medical home care providers help with many activities of daily living, such as eating, errands and companionship.

One of the most important needs of a senior who lives alone is often simple companionship. The companionship component of a professional caregiver’s job can be just as vital as the physical assistance a professional will provide.

Non-Medical Care Providers Help with:

  • Eating
  • Dressing
  • Bathing
  • Toileting
  • Transferring
  • Continence
  • Companionship
  • Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Medication Reminders
  • Errands
  • Shopping
  • Transportation
  • Hobbies
  • Laundry
  • Social Activities

A Home-Health Care Worker Assists With:

  • Post-op Rehabilitation
  • Skilled Assessments and Teaching
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Mobility Training
  • Pain Management
  • IV therapy
  • Injections
  • Medication Administration

This question was originally answered in our Caregiver Forum. Please feel free to add to the discussion!

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