Homewatch CareGivers provides a much needed and in-demand service for the Piedmont Triad, and we know there is a distinct difference between home care and home health care. Whereas home health care can involve IV therapy, breathing treatments, occupational or physical therapy, pain management, and other skilled nursing and medical duties, home care is more limited to personal services and companionship, filling in the gaps that family members traditionally had in the multi-generational homes of the past. However, there is a definite correlation between the two, and Homewatch CareGivers of the Triad often works in conjunction with home health care providers to establish a circle of support.
When we meet with potential clients and discusses the possibility of receiving assistance in their homes, our goal is to help them see that the team at Homewatch CareGivers wants to assist them in maintaining their independence, not taking it from them. “It is very difficult for someone to transition from doing everything for themselves and everyone around them their entire lives, to depending on assistance from others to do these same things. It is very important to include them in this process,” says Sandra Howell, the on-staff nurse and Homewatch CareGivers of Greensboro, "We care about what their interests are and we try to incorporate those into our care."