What Is Home Care?

Home care helps older adults age comfortably in their own homes with the support of professional caregivers who provide non-medical assistance that promotes independence and safety.

Depending on your senior’s needs, a home caregiver may offer services including:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Errands
  • Light housekeeping
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication reminders
  • And more

Services are one-on-one and can be provided for a few hours a day, a few times a week, or 24/7 care.

Care Services for Aging Adults

Types of Home Care

Personal Care Services

Assistance with bathing, grooming and dressing promotes independence, keeps vital routines in place and helps people age in place with dignity

Nurse Directed Care

When tasks like medication management, glucose checks or wound care start to feel overwhelming, get personalized attention from the professionals to stay healthy

Hospice Support

Everyone deserves the peace that comes from having a professional see to the family’s comfort so everyone can focus on making the most of precious time together

Meal Prep & Home Helper

Nutritious meals and a tidy space make for a comfortable home life


Safe transportation services keep the rhythm of everyday life in place with rides to the hair salon, grocery store, worship services and other events


All of us crave connection. Not only does a chat or laugh with our Care Pros bring conversation and a friend to work puzzles or play cards, it can help stave off feelings of loneliness and isolation

Care Professional Job Opportunities

Creating a supportive and safe home environment is key to successful recovery and maintaining the quality of life for seniors. Always consult healthcare professionals to tailor these tips to the specific needs of the individual.

FAQs About Home Care

A: Home care – also called senior care and in-home caregiving – is a service provided by local Home Instead offices that regularly send a Care Professional to a person’s home or care community to help them accomplish activities of daily living, such as bathing, doing the laundry and meal preparation.

  • Provides individualized care plans with one-on-one attention.
  • Helps older adults maintain their independence and dignity as they age.
  • Offers the vital companionship needed to prevent loneliness and isolation.
  • Helps older adults age in place.

A: When you choose home care, you’ll receive an individual care plan designed to help the entire family achieve quality of life goals. The plan can be tailored to individualized needs – based on your input. Your Care Pro(s) will then be scheduled to arrive at the appointed time each day or week to provide compassionate, personalized care.

A: Anyone who needs help to stay healthy and safe at home may benefit from home care. If living with a chronic health condition makes it difficult to complete tasks like buttoning a shirt or taking a bath, then home care might be very helpful to maintaining independence and enjoying an active lifestyle.

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