Home care is support given to the clients, helping them to cope in everyday life. Home care personnel will for example assist the client in wound care, carry out medical treatment safely, take blood tests, measure blood pressure, and help the clients with their personal hygiene. The personnel is also trained in carrying out terminal care at home. Furthermore, home care personnel can provide guidance and counselling.
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For more information about home care and how to apply for it, please contact Case Management Services for the Elderly.
To whom and on what terms
Home care is available for persons who need help for example because of an illness, injury or a decreased ability to function. Home care is granted after an extensive assessment of the person’s service needs. A decision to grant or decline home care is made in writing. It is also possible to lodge an appeal against the decision.
The service is chargeable
Fees carried out for regular home care are determined according to the person’s income and their need for care. Temporary care is subject to single payments.
Basic information and legislation
Home care includes home services and at-home hospital care. Home services include care and attention, supporting the patient in coping with everyday life and maintaining their functional capacity. At-home hospital care comprises health and medical care services that are provided at the patient's home on a temporary basis to treat their illness.
The customer fees charged for home care depend on the volume of care needed, the patient’s income and, for example, if the patient is a war invalid.