What is Home Care?
The term home care describes two different types of care:
In broader terms, home care that seniors require often revolves around the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs). These are provided under non-medical home care.
ADLs are basic activities and functions performed on a daily basis that are usually done without assistance.
- Home health care provided by licensed medical professionals, for which you need a prescription.
- Non-medical home care, such as personal care, homemaker or companionship services provided by professional caregivers.
Activities of daily living are:
Instrumental activities of daily living are activities contributory to our daily routines such as:
- Preparing Meals
- Doing Housework
- Managing Finances
- Managing Medication
- Using The Telephone