Difference between home health care and social careHome Health Care
Includes only health services that are carried out by a qualified nurse according to the doctor's orders.
- This care is indicated by a general practitioner or hospital doctor and is covered by public health insurance.
Includes pre-arranged activities provided by a social worker for the client - e.g. help with personal hygiene, cleaning, shopping, picking up prescribed medication, etc.
- This care is indicated on the basis of an assessment by a social worker and is fully or partly covered by the social care allowance - but this allowance is not automatic.