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Is Home Care Or Home Health Care Right For You?
It’s easy to get confused between home care and home health care. After all, thousands of Veterans benefit from both services. But there are significant differences between home care and home health care for Veterans, and it can be difficult to distinguish between the two without the right guidance. It can be immensely frustrating when you know that you need support, but don’t know where to turn to find it.
Every year, countless Veterans go to the VA for help, yet don’t walk away with clear answers; rather, they leave with mountains of paperwork, an unclear idea of what direction to head in, and a feeling of helplessness that’s even more pervasive than it was before.
That’s where AVCC comes in—it’s our job to find the perfect solution for you and your unique situation. Below, we’ve outlined some insightful differences between home care and home health care that families nationwide can reference to find the help that they need.
VA Home Health Care
Veterans and their families might have an idea of what type of services they’re looking for to support them, but it’s not always immediately clear which one is the right fit. When applying for VA benefits, understanding the difference between home care and home health care can make all the difference. So, what does home health care include? According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ website, “Skilled Home Health is short-term health care services that can be provided to Veterans if they are home bound or live far away from VA. The program is for Veterans who need skilled services, (including)…nursing care, therapy visits…patient education, (and) social work support.”
While a lot of Veterans and their families might think this is the right option, home care might be a better avenue depending on your specific circumstances.
Understanding the difference can mean the world.
Remove the ambiguity of home care with AVCC.
Non-skilled workers can offer several long-term services that might be an ideal fit for your situation. You might need something more custom-tailored to your day-to-day life; that’s where home care comes in. With AVCC’s extensive network of high-quality providers expanding every day, you’ll have the broadest variety of options when it comes to finding exactly what you need. Home care services include:
- Meal preparation/Feeding
- Light Housekeeping
- Grocery Shopping/Errands
- Medication reminders
- Mobility Assistance – including transferring assistance and fall prevention
- Toileting and Incontinence Care
With scheduled hourly shifts available, AVCC can help plan your schedule around your needs. Reach out to our team and jumpstart your process toward receiving the quality care that you need.