October 24, 2020

What is the difference between homecare and home health care?

  • Homecare is often referred to as “private duty”care 
  • Home health care requires a written order from a doctor, is covered by Medicare, involves monitoring of a serious or unstable medical condition – including skilled nursing for injections, pain management, wound care, physical, occupational or speech therapy
  • Homecare or private duty, personal care is includes bathing, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, getting from one place to another, companionship and friendship
  • Private duty and home health care often work together to take care of family members in their home.
  • BSC offers private duty homecare, both personal care and skilled nursing care

If you need help with private duty homecare please call BSC today at (301) 588-0859

BrightStar Care of Montgomery County provides hourly and 24/7 senior home care.  

We provide safe private duty home health care services, including companionship, personal care, transportation, medication assistance, and skilled nursing. We proudly serve Germantown, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, Takoma Park, Kensington, Ashton, and Sandy Spring.

For more information about how BrightStar Care helps keep you safe at home, and to learn more about our local team of caregivers, skilled healthcare professionals, and home health care support for Montgomery County families and businesses, please Click Here.