August 15, 2019

Types of In-Home Care

Learn about the several different types of in-home medical care based on individual needs.

Did you know that there are several different types of in-home medical care?

Based on individual needs, a person can use more than one type of in-home care at the same time. For example, someone using home care services may also use Landmark medical care. The types of care needed by a given person can evolve over time, as their needs change.

Familiarize yourself with the types of in-home care by reading this article and by viewing our new infographic that shows the important differences.

Home Care

Home care is care that is provided to a person, in their own home, typically by home care aides. These aides can assist with a variety of daily living activities such as cleaning, grocery shopping, and errands. They can also help with preparing meals, with assistance in eating, and help with taking medicines. Home care aids can also assist with personal hygiene tasks such as bathing, using the toilet, and getting dressed. Home care can help those who do not drive and live alone, by providing transportation and companionship.

Home Health

Home Health is medical care and support for a person, in their home, primarily by a registered nurse, occupational therapist, or physical therapist. The care provided is medical-oriented, such as physical therapy, wound care, and administering injections. A home health service may assist by monitoring basic health status, for example, following a hospital or skilled nursing facility stay. Home health professionals can help a patient to learn new skills to compensate for a recent decline in function.

Landmark

The services Landmark Health provides are different than both home care, and home health. Landmark provides in-home primary and urgent care by doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Landmark services include in-home medical treatment of illnesses and prescribing and reviewing medications. Landmark also employs mental health care specialists who make house calls to patients to ensure behavioral and social needs are addressed. Landmark clinicians work with an extended team of professionals that support patients, including roles such as social workers, pharmacists, dietitians, care coordinators, patient ambassadors, nurse care managers, and more.