TENDER HOME HEALTH

What is the difference between Home Health and Home Care?

Although they seem one in the same, home health and home care differ. Home health is initiated by a doctor’s orders and it involves medical care by licensed professionals such as a registered nurse or therapist. The services are typically covered by a patient’s medical insurance. One the other hand, home care refers to non-medical support care, such as bathing/dressing, housekeeping and/or transportation to name a few. These services are not typically covered by a patient’s medical insurance; rather, a patient is expected to pay out of pocket.