Home Health
Home Care

What’s the Difference?


Ordered by a physician for clinical services


Non-medical care; known as companion services

Typically used after a hospital discharge or rehab stay

Provided by care aides who are not trained for medical duties

Covered by private insurance or Medicare

Assists with dressing, toileting, bathing, meals, and transportation

Provided by licensed nurses, social workers, and therapists

Out of pocket expense; some long-term care policies will reimburse

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