Home Care includes personal care, help with activities of daily living, companionship, and socialization. Some examples of services provided are assistance with bathing, dressing, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, running errands and attending appointments. Being non-medical in nature, it does not require a physician’s order and is not covered under private insurance or Medicare. It is also referred to as “private duty” as it is most commonly paid for out of pocket by the client, their family, their Trust Office at the bank, or by a long term care policy if one is in effect. If applicable, there are some limited government programs that may contribute to Home Care, such as one for Veterans.