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Exploring The Major Difference Between Skilled and Non Skilled Home Care



Finding your way around the home care industry can be challenging, mainly when figuring out what kind of care your loved one requires. Understanding the critical distinctions between skilled and non-skilled home care is essential to making this choice.


  1. Nature of Care: Skilled home care is provided by healthcare professionals like nurses, therapists, and home health aides under a doctor's prescription. It aims to treat an illness or injury. On the other hand, non-skilled home care focuses on helping individuals with daily living activities and does not require a doctor's order.

  2. Services Offered: Skilled home care includes wound care, injections, physical therapy, and monitoring of health conditions. Non-skilled services encompass personal care, companionship, meal preparation, medication reminders, and light housekeeping.

  3. Purpose: The goal of skilled home care is to recover, maintain, or slow the decline of the patient's health due to age, illness, or disability. Non-skilled care aims to ensure the individual's comfort, safety, and independence in their daily life.

  4. Provider Qualifications: Skilled home care providers are licensed professionals with medical training. Non-skilled caregivers may not need medical training but are skilled in providing compassionate care and supporting their clients' physical and emotional well-being.

The choice between skilled and non-skilled home care depends on the specific needs of your loved one. Silver Legacy Home Care excels in providing top-tier, non-skilled home care services, focusing on enriching the lives of older adults with compassion, dignity, and respect. Whether assisting with daily tasks or just being there to offer a friendly chat, we are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.

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