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What is Home Care

Quality care right at home

  • Help with daily activities such as dressing and bathing

  • Assistance with safely managing tasks around the house

  • Companionship

  • Therapy and rehabilitative services

  • Short- or long-term nursing care for an illness, disease, or disability—including tracheostomy and ventilator care

Types of home care


Assistance with daily tasks like bathing, dressing, meal preparation, and household chores, promotes independence and safety.

Frequently Called...

Various forms of care are available, such as non-medical care, home health aide services, senior care, homemaker care, assistive care, or companion care.

Long-term, hourly or live-in-nursing care at home for adults dealing with injuries, chronic illnesses, or disabilities.

Frequently Called...

Specialized services, adult nursing, ventilator care, shift nursing, long-term nursing care, catastrophic care, nursing care, and hourly nursing.

Short or long term, physician-directed care aimed at assisting patients in preventing or recuperating from an illness, injury, or hospitalization.

Frequently Called...

Certified home health care, intermittent skilled care, long term care services, or visiting nurse services


Companionship and Personal Care services may include:

  • Providing help with personal care needs, including grooming, bathing, dressing, and using the restroom.

  • Ensuring safety at home through support with walking, transfers (like moving from bed to wheelchair or toilet), and taking precautions against falls.

  • Assisting with meal planning and cooking, light housekeeping, laundry, running errands, reminding about medications, and accompanying to appointments.

  • Companionship and participating in hobbies and activities together.

  • Supervision for individuals with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

Private Duty nursing care services may include:

  • Catheter care

  • Monitoring vital signs

  • Administering medications

  • Ostomy/gastrostomy care

  • Care for diseases and conditions such as Traumatic brain injury (TBI),

  • Spinal cord injury (SCI), ALS, MS

  • Feeding tube care

Home Health Care services may include:

  • Temporary nursing care,

  • Short-term nursing care,

  • Long-term nursing care,

  • Assistance from home health aides.


Personal care and companionship services is usually paid by the person receiving care (private pay - out of pocket), long-term care insurance, Medicaid, or other funding sources.

  • Private pay

  • Health insurance

  • Workers’ compensation

  • Long-term care insurance

  • Veterans benefits

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Payment for private duty nursing care can be made through various sources, which include but are not limited to:

  • Medicaid

  • Out of pocket (private pay)

  • Health insurance

  • Workers’ compensation

  • Long-term care insurance

  • Veterans benefits

Paying for Home Health Care New Jersey

Home Health services are usually covered when specific qualifications are fulfilled, typically involving a physician's order and a clinical assessment to determine their necessity. When these criteria are met, the payment for Home Health services is typically provided.

  • Private insurance 

  • Medicare


Doctor's prescription is not necessary for personal care and companionship services. The care can be offered continuously, following a schedule tailored to the client's requirements, even providing 24/7 assistance, including the option for live-in care.

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Doctor's prescription is required for private duty nursing care. Care is mainly delivered in shifts, with the possibility of up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Home health care requires a doctor's prescription. Specially trained clinicians provide care during one-hour visits on a short-term basis until individual goals are achieved.

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