Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in the Greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area

Home Care or Home Health Care?

We often get many calls asking what the difference is between home health care and home care. We get it – it sounds like the same thing, but the services are actually very different. Let’s look at the differences together so you can be prepared to make the choice for you or your loved one. 

Home Care Services

Home Care Services are typically provided by private-duty companies. These services are non-clinical and are usually required long-term. The services are provided by professional caregivers.  They are not covered by most insurances. Some examples of these services include, but are not limited to:

  • Medication Set-Up
  • Companion Care
  • Housekeeping 
  • Meal Prep 
  • Regular Check-In’s
  • Respite Care 

We partner with some great companies for home care services and would be happy to give you more information. Reach out today! 

Home Health Care Services 

Home Health Care Services are clinical services provided by a certified Home Health Care Agency. These services are intended to be short-term, clinical care needs and are delivered by licensed clinicians. Advanced Medical Home Care accepts most insurances and will always let you know if there is an out-of-pocket cost to you. Some examples of skilled services include: 

  • Wound Cares for Pressure Ulcers 
  • Post-Surgical Cares and therapies 
  • Patient and Caregiver Education 
  • Monitoring Serious Illness

The goal of home health care is to work with the patient, caregivers, and doctors to treat an illness or injury to regain independence, learn how to manage an illness, decrease decline, and become as self-sufficient as possible. 

It is important to note that in order to establish home health care services, a visit to your doctor is required. These visits can be done virtually via Telehealth or in person at the clinic. Advanced Medical Home Care works directly with your doctor to develop a care plan that caters to your specific health care needs and goals. 

We hope this helps clarify some confusion. If you have further questions, please reach out! Our team is happy to help. 

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