Types Of Home Care
Home care is typically medical or psychological support or care given by a non-medical caregiver at the home of the patient, rather than in group homes such as nursing homes or clinics. The term home health care usually refers to any type of health care that is provided to an aged, sick or handicapped person, but in some cases may also be used for those who are physically unable to make decisions for themselves. Home care has been defined as caring for an older or disabled adult or children. In the past, people have tended to view home care and nursing care as one and the same, but this was largely due to the fact that there were no clear cut criteria for which kind of help is required by an aged or disabled person. Find additional information at Bedford at Home Care
As time passed, there were different ways of classifying home care and this has led to the following types of home care:
The first type of home care is domiciliary and is carried out at home by the caregiver. The caregiver may include his family or friends, or may have hired or been instructed by someone else to provide assistance. This type of home care is generally for short periods and is most commonly given by the caregiver’s friends or family. This type of home care may also be referred to as residential care, domiciliary rehabilitation, or elder home care.
The second type is in-home caregiver care and this is normally carried out by caregivers who work full-time jobs, are full-time employees or contract workers. A number of factors may affect a caregiver’s availability to provide home care to patients. If the caregiver has recently had a medical emergency, a patient may require that the caregiver stays with him until the necessary treatment or care is provided. A patient may also need a caregiver’s help in maintaining his lifestyle as he transitions from his present living situation to the new one, or may require that the caregiver continues with his current care until such time that he is fit enough to return to work. Another type of in home caregiver is provided to an aged or disabled individual on a voluntary basis, where no money is involved. This type of in home caregiver is more common in countries that have a long history of social service provision and is commonly known as in home care abroad.
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