Evaluating care for individual needs.

Home health care is clinical medical care provided by skilled medical professionals and is often prescribed as a part of a care plan following a hospitalization. Services include therapy, skilled nursing and wound care. Home health care agencies are also often Medicare certified agencies.

Home care, like services provided by Freedom Home Care, provides non-clinical services such as activities of daily living, personal cares, housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders and companionship.

Many families find that utilizing home health and home care in tandem can be very beneficial for an aging adult who, for example, is recovering after a hospitalization. The home health staff address clinical and rehabilitative needs while the home care aide can help with personal caregiving and household chores that the aging adult requires assistance with during his or her recovery.

Our case managers and nurses can help determine the care that is appropriate for each client’s needs. Coordinating resources and providing peace of mind is what we do.

Services Home Care Home Health
Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy   x
Skilled nursing services   x
Administration of medication/injections   x
Medical tests   x
Monitoring of health status   x
Wound care for pressure sores or surgical wound   x
Dressing, bathing, grooming x  
Toileting x  
Stand by assistance x  
Meal preparation x  
House cleaning x  
Transportation x  
Medication reminders x x
Pain Management   x
Companionship x  
Incontinence care x  
Payment    
Private Pay (unusual for Home Health) x x
Long-term care insurance (varies by policy) x  
Medicaid for qualified low-income seniors x x
Covered by Medicare when prescribed by physician   x
Private Health Insurance   x
When needed    
Prescribed care by a physician   x
Transitioning home from inpatient hospitalization, rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility x x
Monitoring patient after a recent medication change   x
Therapy to compensate for an overall decline in functioning.   x
Assistance is required with activities of daily living x  
Transportation for an individual that no longer drives x  
Living alone with risk of social isolation x