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The Difference Between Home Care and Home Health


One of the most common questions we get is “What is the difference between personal aide and home health?” To confuse things more personal aide services are also often referred to “home care”. The terms “home care” and “home health” sound similar, but they provide distinctly different services.

Home care offers non-clinical help, such as meal prep and companionship, while home health provides professional medical assistance. Home health refers to clinical health services provided in your home.


  • Skilled Nursing
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Major Wound Care
  • Medication Management
  • Administer Medication
  • Pain Management
  • Medical Tests


  • Bathing/ Dressing
  • Bathroom Needs
  • Cleaning Services
  • Companionship
  • Meal Prep
  • Food Delivery
  • Medication Reminders
  • Transportation

What Is Home Health?

Home health care is clinical, medical supervision provided by a licensed professional. Registered and licensed practical nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists can all provide home health care, often through home health agencies, or in some cases, hospice agencies. This type of care is usually prescribed by a doctor as part of a senior health care regimen following hospitalization or injury.

What Is Home care or Personal Aide?

Home care provides compassion and help for seniors who need assistance with daily activities. Often times we see out of state family members request visits by our staff two to three times a week to ensure their health and wellness. This can be in the form of bathing and food prep to just simply a friendly companion to spend a few hours with.  Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care, but are generally not licensed to provide medical services.

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