What is the Difference Between a Home Health Aide and a Personal Companion?

There are distinct differences between home health aides and personal companions that are important to know when considering which is the right option for you or your loved one.

Home Health Aides have more training (some are called CNAs or Certified Nurses Aides) and can provide some medical services as well as non-medical services (like bathing, light wound care, or blood pressure monitoring). 

Personal companions provide non-medical care like light housekeeping, companionship/cognitive stimulation, light laundry, errand running, transportation, and light meal preparation. Although a companion cannot provide hands-on care like a home health aide – the companionship and connection they provide is extremely valuable to seniors that may be socially isolated.

For information on the differences in types of home care, call and talk to Andrew at (856) 321-1500.

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