What is Home Care?

Home care has a long history of providing quality care to individuals in their homes.  Full spectrums of cost-effective services, ranging from high-tech nursing to non-medical assistance with the activities of daily living, are available.  Home health services are provided by trained caregivers and include skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and personal care services.


Home care continues to be an increasingly important sector of the health care system.  Oregon rates as one of the most efficient providers of Medicare home care services.  As the population of Oregon continues to increase (in terms of the number of persons over the age of 65) home care will continue to be an essential component of the health care system.


Who Uses Home Care?

Most people prefer to stay at home rather than go to a hospital or nursing home when they can no longer manage their own care.  Home care is not just an alternative to institutional care – home care services can allow many individuals to avoid institutional care altogether.