What is Home Care?
Home care is a general term for someone who receives assistance in their home rather than living in a care facility. Most states require an agency to be licensed to provide in-home care services. In Illinois, home care agencies are licensed by Illinois Department of Health (IDPH). Home care and home health care differ. A home health care agency holds a license to provide medical assistance in the home while a home care agency assists individuals with non-medical activities of daily living.