The primary goal of both Home Health Care and In-home Care is to help our clients stay at home for as long as possible while maintaining quality of life. Below are some of the differences in the care offered between In-home Care and Home Health Care:

Home Health Care (Insurance Benefit)In-Home Care (Private Duty)
Home Health Care is a benefit provided by Medicare and other Private Insurance.In-Home Care is provided by trained caregivers.
Home Health Care is intended to provide services for people that become temporarily home bound.Caregivers assist clients with activities of daily living
Home Health Care is only provided for 60 days and is not intended to be a long term.In-home care can be for as long as the client needs.
The care is provided by skilled nurses and therapists under a doctor’s order.In-home Care can be covered by insurance or private pay.

Home Health Care Verses In-Home Care Comparison Chart

ServiceHome Health CareIn-Home Care
Bathing
Personal grooming and hygiene
Dressing
Toileting/incontinence care
Sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting
Laundry
Shopping and errands
Live in care/sleepover care
Medication Assistance
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Speech Therapy
Skilled nursing
Home Health Aide
Medical Social Work
Transition Coach

First Call Home Health provides a wide array of services. Please contact us today, and let us know how we can help.