Home health care is a term for a variety of medical services provided to patients in the home. These services may be temporary after an illness or injury, ongoing for someone with a permanent disability or include end of life care. Personnel vary from unlicensed caregivers to highly educated licensed professionals.
As more elders choose home care over a nursing facility as they age and begin to require supervision, family members strive to hire the most qualified caregivers for their loved ones. It can be difficult finding a qualified person for this important job. The following criteria may be helpful when looking for a senior care provider.