Is there a Difference Between Homemaker and Companion Agency and Home Health Care?

These two types of agencies both provide in-home services to the senior population, however, there are some key differences. The main difference is that Homemaker and Companion Agencies provide non-medical in-home support to seniors, while Home Health Care Agencies provide medical support to seniors in their homes.

Home Health Care Agencies assist seniors in managing medical conditions after they return from a hospital stay, after surgery, or when they need long-term care for medical reasons but want to stay at home. In these cases, home health aides visit them and provide nursing care, physical therapy, and other skilled medical nursing services. Home health aides are always skilled medical workers with license degrees and certifications.

Homemaker and Companion Agencies help seniors with the tasks of daily living (ADL), such as bathing, grooming, meal preparation, companionship, and medication reminders. A homemaker and companion worker offers services that an assisted living facility would provide, but they allow seniors to stay in their homes. Homemakers and companions are well trained and equipped with tools to assist them in providing the best service. Call us today for a compassionate and qualified professional to assist you with all your non-medical homemaker and companion needs.