They sound similar, so what’s the difference?

HOME HEALTH

  Home Health is focused on a medical need and care is given in your home by licensed health professionals. Your doctor will help you decide if this is appropriate for you. 


Home health services can include:

  • Nursing services
  • Administration of medications, including injections
  • Drawing blood for lab work
  • Monitoring of health status
  • Wound care

HOME CARE

When you could use some help at home to keep your independence and stay safe, you may want a Home Care Aid. 

  

Home care aides can help with: 

  • Dressing and bathing 
  • House cleaning
  • Meal preparation
  • Companionship 
  • Exercises
  • Errands and  outings
  • Medication  reminders


DOES INSURANCE PAY for home health

 Since it is considered medical care, home health is covered by medical insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. While Care Plus is not a Medicare provider, we will work other agencies to fill in any gaps.  You may also pay privately.

DOES INSURANCE PAY for home care

 If you have “long term care” insurance, this may cover some or all of the costs. Medicare does not cover these services. Many people pay out of pocket.

What if i need both? no problem

recovering from surgery

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If you are receiving services such as physical therapy, a care plus home aid may assist with things such as bathing or exercises.  

medical treatments

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You might have a nursing doing treatments and a home care aid to help with meals or tidying around the house.

you've got a team

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Your doctor, discharge planner, case manager, and any family or friends you want on your team, we are all there for you.

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