What is the difference between Home Health Care and Home Care?

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The major difference between Home Health Care versus Home Care is the type of care given. Home Health Care provides "clinical" or "skilled" care by licensed nurses (RN’s and LPN’s). Management of medical care, such as ventilators, medication dispensing, respiratory treatments, wound care. (See FAQ #10 below)

Home care provides "non-clinical" or "non-skilled" care by professional Home Health Aides/Certified Nursing Assistants. Care such as helping with bathing, dressing, companionship, accompanying to appointments.