Home Care Vs. Home Nursing

Home care is sometimes referred to as personal health services, homemaker services or adult day health care, and it’s designed to help individuals with chronic illnesses or those who need assistance with daily tasks such as dressing and eating. Home care workers are trained in basic first aid and can assist with medication reminders and wound care. Home care workers also offer several other types of services. These include:

  • Companionship: In-home caregivers can provide companionship for seniors or those with disabilities who may be lonely or isolated from family members and friends.
  • Transportation: If you need help getting around town, an in-home caregiver can drive you around town or run errands for you. They can also pick up prescriptions and deliver them to your house if needed.
  • Basic household chores: Caregivers can also perform basic household tasks such as cleaning, laundry, cooking and grocery shopping for their clients.

Home nursing is designed specifically for patients recovering from surgery or receiving long-term medical treatment at home. It provides more intensive care than home care does, typically through visits from a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN). This includes a higher amount of specialized medical care including:

  • Administering medications;
  • Performing wound care and changing bandages; 
  • Monitoring vital signs (pulse rate, blood pressure); 
  • Chronic disease management (following diabetic or congestive heart failure protocols);
  • Catheterization; and 
  • Injections and IV medications; when necessary.

In some cases, there may be little difference between home care and home nursing because they might be provided by the same agency or individual worker. However, it’s important that you understand what each service offers so you can choose the best option.

Home Care And Home Nursing With Saige Homecare Services

Home care and home nursing services support people of all ages in the comfort of their own homes to live more self-sufficient lives. These services are also known as personal assistance programs, domiciliary care, caregiver placement, or home health nursing, although the umbrella term “home care” is often used for both home health care and nursing home care.

In summation, if you are having trouble caring for yourself or a loved one, please consider Saige Homecare Services. We offer both home care and nursing care depending on your individualized needs. We can help you get back to doing the things you love while also improving your life and that of your loved ones. Remember: Providing seniors with the care they need doesn’t have to be difficult, stressful or complicated. Contact us today and let our home care professionals guide you through all of the options available!