Home Health, Hospice, and Home Care Video Transcription Below
What is the difference between private duty home care, home health, and hospice?
Hello, I’m Harrison, owner of Four Seasons Home Care. As our senior loved ones age, it’s typical to need extra help and support. There are several different types of care available for seniors depending on their needs and preferences. So this video will quickly discuss our most frequently asked question, “what is the difference between private duty, home care, home health, and hospice?”
Let’s start with home health. Home health is a type of skilled medical care provided in the home by licensed healthcare professionals. It includes things like wound care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Usually your primary care doctor prescribes home health, and Medicare or private insurance usually covers the cost.
Hospice: End of Life Care
On the other hand, hospice is a type of end of life care focused on providing comfort and support to individuals nearing the end of their lives. Hospice providers offer assistance in the home, a hospice facility, or a hospital. And similar to home health, Medicare or Medicaid (sometimes private insurance) typically covers the cost of hospice care.
Private Duty Home Care: Non-Medical General Care
Finally, there’s private duty home care. Home care is a type of non-medical care provided in the home by certified caregivers and private duty. Home care can include general companionship and assistance with daily living activities like meal preparation, medication reminders, bathing and dressing, and light housekeeping. Private duty home care can be an excellent option for seniors who want to age in the comfort of home with assistance, and private duty care provides personalized care and support tailored to seniors’ needs and preferences. Private duty home care can also be more flexible and affordable than other types of senior care.
For example, caregivers can work hourly, meaning seniors only pay for the care they need. Home care is an excellent option for seniors who want to maintain their independence and age in the comfort of their homes. For more information about our in-home health services, or to book a free consultation, contact us today.