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California Home Care

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California - Home Care

California has a lot of options when it comes to senior care. When having to move to a facility is not necessary, not an option, or just not a favorable idea, various types of Home Care can be the perfect solution. Home care aides are meant to help seniors go about their day and do anything with which they may need help.

Home Care

There are two types of available home care - skilled medical home care and non-medical home care. Skilled medical home care is nursing home-level medical care provided by visiting nurses in an individual's home. These services can range from blood tests to wound care making this a good option for seniors who have medical needs requiring constant attention. Non-medical home care is best for seniors who do not require medical attention, but need assistance with personal care (dressing, bathing) and home tasks (light cleaning, laundry). In more personal ways, home care aides can remind seniors to take medication (though they cannot administer anything without a license).

According to California law and industry standards, if a home care aide has the proper training, other services can be provided as well. One popular one is physical therapy. Physical therapists can help at home after a surgery or stroke, and can also assist in learning how to use a cane, walker, or wheelchair pain-free.

Want to find Home Care? Search here to find in home health care near you.

Here are some resources for Home Care in California:

Home Care Guide - Care.com free guide to Home Care Aide options and more.

CAHSAH.org - California Association for Health Services at Home

Carepathways - California home agency directory listing.

Jewish Family and Children's Services - A problem-solving center for residents of San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

More Resources

Senior Care Guide: Care.com's comprehensive guide to senior care that helps readers understand senior care options by describing each option in detail and answering frequently asked questions.

For more information on senior healthcare, visit our Articles and Resources page.

Looking for quality senior care in California? Check out the local pages below.

Sacramento
Los Angeles
Malibu

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