What is Home Care?
People often think home health and home care are the same thing. The terms sound similar and both types of care are delivered in the home. But there are important differences between home care and home health care.
Home care is non-medical care which helps with daily activities, allowing people to stay safe at home. It is often used by older adults (aging in place), those with chronic illnesses, those with disabilities and people recovering from surgery. Home care is also sometimes called personal care or companion care.
What does Home Care Include?
Home care services may include:
- Personal care, such as help with bathing, washing your hair, or getting dressed
- Medication reminders
- House cleaning and other chores
- Meal preparation
Home health Care is short-term, physician-directed care designed to help a patient prevent or recover from an illness, injury, or hospital stay. Home health care services may include:
- Short-term nursing services
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech language pathology
- Medical social work
- Home health aide services
Areas Covered for Home Care
Assisted Living Locators has relationships with Independent living communities across greater Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area, including in:
Williamson County/Maury County
Brentwood | Columbia | Franklin | Nolensville | Spring Hill
Antioch | Murfreesboro | Smyrna
Antioch | Belmont/Hillsboro Village | Berry Hill | Bellevue | Belle Meade | Donelson | Downtown | East Nashville | West End/Elliston Place | Hermitage | Germantown | Green Hills | Madison | Midtown/Vanderbilt | Music Row/Demonbreun/Edgehill | Old Hickory | The Gulch | SOBRO | Sylvan Park | West Meade | Whites Creek
Lebanon | Mt. Juliet
Gallatin | Goodlettsville | Hendersonville
Montgomery County/Robertson County
Clarksville | Springfield
We can refer you to a reliable provider who can meet your needs, whatever they may be.