Home 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). Often, the term home care is used 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, as opposed to home health care that is provided by licensed personnel. Professionals providing home care include: Licensed practical nurses, Registered nurses, Home Care Aids, and Social workers. Rehabilitation services are provided by: Physical therapists, Occupational therapists, Speech and language pathologists and Dietitians. Home care aides are trained to provide non-custodial care, such as helping with dressing, bathing, getting in and out of bed, and using the toilet. They may also prepare meals.
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