Non-medical home care (also known as Custodial care in some states) is a service that helps those in need by assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs) in order to continue living life from the comfort of his or her own home. Home care is a model that can include both professional and informal support networks such as family, neighbors, and friends.
Non medical in-home care usually refers to in-home assistance with ADLs—including bathing, dressing, light housekeeping, cooking meals, using the restroom, transferring; management of medication, transportation, and companionship.
Some agencies and professionals offer both types of services, and there may be some instances where a single person might provide both medical care in the home and assistance with daily activities.
Most home health care agencies and providers of non-medical in-home care are referred by hospitals and doctors. However, you can hire one on your own. If you choose to do the hiring yourself and make sure to do your research..