When it comes to home health care, there are a variety of different options to choose from. And these aging in place assistance options usually depend on the assistance needed in order for your friend or loved one to live a happy, health life at home. Sometimes, this help can be as “simple” as companionship care, or someone just being there to spend time when with your friend or loved one when you cannot, all the way to home nursing care and even transitional rehab when returning home from the hospital.
Two services we offer at Alliance Home Health Care in the Home Health spectrum are personal care and attendant care, and sometimes, we know, it can be a little tricky to figure out the difference.
But let’s talk about that.
First, what they are.
Personal home care and attendant care services are designed to act as a surrogate for when you can’t be there for a friend or loved one who requires assistance in basic, day-to-day needs. These needs can range from the emotional, in the companionship care aspect of personal home care, to assistance in chores like cooking, cleaning, taking care of pets, or even getting to and from appointments or grocery store trips when driving may be difficult.
All of this help is under that personal home care umbrella.
Where attendant care services are needed is when your friend or loved one may require a little extra help in their day-to-day lives. Attendant care services, in other words, are there when more “hands on” assistance is required for help in things like medication reminders, toileting help, or even bathing.
And while both services fall under the personal home care spectrum, we at Alliance Home Health Care feel it’s important that caregivers and home health care workers alike know the difference. Which is why we provide specific training for these different aspects to ensure our home health aides are up-to-date and confident in performing their jobs to the best of their abilities.
Which means, for you, the peace of mind in knowing your friend or loved one is in good hands.