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ttendant care and personal care are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they are very different in what they offer. The good news is that Americare Staffing offers both attendant care and personal care services to address your loved one’s needs. First, understanding the differences between non-medical home care and home health care is important, since the type of care your loved one needs will guide your search for the appropriate provider and determine how you will pay for the care needed. Again the good news is that Americare Staffing is here to help you navigate those determinations and subsequent decisions.
Nonmedical in-home care is supportive care that doesn’t involve medical skills and is therefore provided by home care aides. This type of home-based care may also go by the following terms: personal care, attendant care, companion care, homemaker services, custodial care, unskilled care, and non-clinical care. Personal care involves hands-on care like bathing and toileting assistance, whereas attendant care focuses on social needs and daily household tasks.
Some of the types of tasks that are facilitated through attendant care are meal planning and preparation, laundry, light housework, shopping, errands, mobility assistance, or medication reminders.
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Most states, including Pennsylvania, make a very clear distinction between personal care and attendant or companion care when licensing in-home care agencies. Personal care involves hands-on care like bathing and toileting assistance, whereas companion care focuses on social needs and daily household tasks. Attendant care may benefit seniors who do not need help with getting dressed or personal hygiene but may need support with completing chores or social engagement through planned activities on a day-to-day basis at home. If your loved one needs daily but not medical support, non-medical attendant care may be a good option.