Home Care can mean different things to different people, so having a common understanding is an important first step in the planning and development of your Home Care Business. Home Care is a general term used to reflect a wide range of non-medical support services that are conducted for purposes of enabling compromised individuals to live safely and independently in their own homes and communities.
Non-Medical home care services assist older people to live independently in their own home by helping them with the tasks of everyday living. These services are non-medical in nature and are delivered by qualified personnel and are sensitive to the unique needs of the client and community. These services do not require the supervision of a registered nurse and do not require a physician’s order. The tasks to be performed by home care workers are non-medical in nature and do not require clinical judgment and may be performed by unlicensed individuals. Home care services include, but are not limited to:
a. Personal care, which includes assistance with activities of daily living (ADL), such as bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming, mobility assistance, incontinence care, feeding and medication reminding.
b. Homemaking, which includes assistance with house cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, respite and transportation for appointments, errands, shopping and outings.
c. Companionship/Sitting, which includes non-medical, basic supervision to ensure a client’s safety and well-being.
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