Homecare helps people with caregiving needs such as frail seniors, and those with dementia, disability, injury, chronic disease, or terminal illness to receive care to keep them safe and comfortable at home. As more seniors prefer to remain at home, the need for homecare services has increased sharply.
Services include personal support caregivers providing tasks such as bathing, nursing care to provide complex tasks such as IV medication administration, companion care to support social interaction, home support to provide meals, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, social work, and nutrition. Typically when the term “Homecare” is applied, it usually does not include medical services such physician services. More often such medical services are grouped under the term “Home Healthcare”.