Home Health Care

Senior home health care is skilled nursing care and certain other health care services that you get in your home for the treatment of an illness or injury. This page explains basic home health care benefits and gives you pertinent background information about home health care.

Home health care, (also referred to as domiciliary care or social care), is health care or supportive care provided in the patient’s home by healthcare professionals (often referred to as home health care or formal care; in the United States, it is also known as skilled care) or by family and friends (also known as caregivers, primary caregiver, or voluntary caregivers who give informal care). Often, the term home care is used differently than home health care to distinguish non-medical care or custodial care, which is care that is provided by persons who are not nurses, doctors, or other licensed medical personnel, whereas the term home health care, refers to care that is provided by licensed personnel.

“Home care”, “home health care” and “in-home care” are phrases that are used interchangeably in Canada to mean any type of care given to a person in their own home. Both phrases have been used in the past interchangeably regardless of whether the person requires skilled care or not. More recently, there is a growing movement to distinguish between “home health care” meaning skilled nursing care and “home care” meaning non-medical care. In the United Kingdom, “homecare” and “domiciliary care” are the preferred expressions.

Home health care aims to make it possible for people to remain at home rather than use residential, long-term, or institutional-based nursing care. home health care providers render services in the client’s own home. These services may include some combination of professional health care services and life assistance services.

Professional home health care services could include medical or psychological assessment, wound care, medication teaching, pain management, disease education and management, physical therapy, speech therapy, or occupational therapy.

Toronto Senior Care provides a wide range of home health care support services and as such employ a broad array of very talented and experienced home health care professionals and home health care providers. Our staff consists of both female and male individuals offering a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and spoken languages. They possess varied and specific home health care training in order to support seniors with specific physical or cognitive challenges. They are with you to serve you, not the reverse. Their goal is to add value where you want them to make your life more comfortable and give you increased ability to live independently with dignity.