People tend to think that in-home care (or home care) and home health care in Boise are the same thing. When someone calls and says that their parent or family member needs physical therapy or their doctor gave them a prescription, we know they are actually in need of home health care. However, during our conversation we will ask them what is going on and learn that their mom, for example, lives alone and family members cannot be there to provide transportation for medical appointments or to help with showers. Home health care can be there to help with physical therapy or occupational therapy for a few hours, but often people need to be monitored for the first 48 hours after a hospital stay and we can be there for them.
Home care is about sustaining and maintaining your loved one’s quality of life in their home by assisting with activities of daily living:
After a doctor’s visit or stay in the hospital, skilled care in the home is arranged in order to get you or a loved one back on your feet. Home healthcare includes:
While a skilled home healthcare professional changes your loved one’s prescriptions, an in-home caregiver helps them remember to take medications day in and day out. A home healthcare agency can change your loved one’s therapy if it’s not working, and an in-home caregiver is there to encourage them to accomplish those therapies. At Home Helpers of Boise our person-directed approach to caregiving helps an individual to the best of their current abilities so that they continue to feel empowered and fulfilled. Get tips on this approach to care here.