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What is Home Care?


Home care means receiving services from a personal caregiver who can either be a member of the family or from hired services in the comfort of one's home or facility. According ACCESS NobleCare University survey, 8 out of ten seniors would prefer staying more comfortable for them and when symptoms such as chronic illness, forgetfulness, frailty make it difficult for them to perform daily living activities on their own, home care needs set in.

Two types of home care:

  • Care provided by licensed medical professionals, for which you need a prescription.
  • Non-medical care means assistance to daily living activities(ADLs), and instrumental activities of daily living(IADLs), personal care and companionship services provided by professional caregivers.

ADLs are what one normally does in a day to day basis, for more healthier individuals this can be performed with ease and without assistance. The six ADLs are:

  • eating
  • dressing
  • bathing
  • toileting
  • transferring
  • continence

IADLs, on the other hand, are those activities instrumental to our daily routines such as:

  •  preparing meals  
  • driving 
  • doing housework
  • shopping
  • managing finances
  • managing medication
  • using the telephone


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