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When considering the best plan of care for yourself or for your elderly loved one, there are many different options to weigh. It’s important to select a service that meets your needs and to understand what you can expect. Doing so can help ease many worries and anxieties often associated with long term care. 

PrimRose Home Care and Hospice is here to make the process as pleasant and stress-free as possible for both you and your loved ones. Our team can help you every step of the way. Let’s start by determining the key difference between home health care and hospice care

 

Comparing Home Health Care And Hospice Care

Both home health care and hospice care are beneficial to help avoid or reduce the need for hospitalization and allow patients to enjoy care from the comfort of their own home. Here is where these two services differ.

The main purpose of home health care is to treat, while the focus with hospice is to care, not cure. Here’s what we mean.

Hospice care provides comfort to care and manage symptoms as a disease or illness runs its course, while the core purpose of home health care as therapy or treatment is a comparatively short-term solution to help restore independence in the long-term. 

Home health care is given intermittently and includes services like nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology and prescribed by a doctor. The patient’s progress is monitored and documented. 

Those who are good candidates for home health care have conditions that show improvement, while hospice is for those with a prognosis of 6 months or less to live. 

Differences between home health care and hospice care utah

Home health care is provided in a patient’s private residence and typically requires the individual to be homebound while they’re receiving care. Hospice can be offered wherever the patient calls home, whether that be a private residence or a long term care facility. 

Both home health care and hospice care are provided by skilled medical professionals. However, with hospice care, medicines and supplies can be provided to the patient. With home health care, medicines and supplies often aren’t provided.

Home health care can be coordinated typically for 8 hours per day for up to 21 days, while hospice can be scheduled as needed—even up to 24 hours per day if necessary. 

 

Home Care And Hospice In Northern Utah

Our team is here to help you enjoy a better quality of life from the comfort of your own home.

Whether your needs involve temporary treatment to help get you back on your feet or long-term care to comfort you or your loved one in their final stages of life, PrimRose Home Health Care And Hospice can help. 

Schedule a free in-home consultation today to get started.