These terms are often used synonymously as both are provided in a home setting. However, they are are different services.
Home health is clinical care, while home care (also called “custodial care” or “senior care”) is non-clinical care. Home health care is delivered as part of a physician’s care plan. This includes recovering from surgery and rehabilitation from an injury. Additionally, it includes learning new skills to adapt to a significant change in health status. Home care, on the other hand, involves support for daily living activities and/or personal care. There are situations where an individual might make use of both services, but these are the basic differences between the two.
All Saints offers both home health and home care services. For information on health care, visit theAll Saints Health Care website.