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Home Care Services

Also called: In-home care 

Home care is care that allows a person with special needs stay in their home. It might be for people who are getting older, are chronically ill, recovering from surgery or disabled. Home care services include

  • Personal care, such as help with bathing, washing your hair or getting dressed
  • Homemaking, such as cleaning, yard work and laundry
  • Cooking or delivering meals
  • Health care, such as having a home health aide come to your home

You can get almost any type of help you want in your home. Some types of care and community services are free or donated. Many other types you have to pay for. Sometimes government programs or your health insurance will help cover the cost of certain home care services.

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Page last updated on 14 April 2012 Topic last reviewed 01 August 2010