What is Home Care? The term ‘home care’ or ‘in-home care’ has a wide definition that encompasses many different health and social services. These services are generally administered for the elderly, recovering patients, mentally disabled, and people otherwise in need of assistance. The type of assistance ranges depending on individual needs — it can range from medical and nursing assistance to help with daily activities and therapeutic or social treatment. In-home care is not intended for medical conditions that demand supervision that cannot legally or logistically be maintained at home. It is not for conditions that must be given assistance/supervision in a medical facility. But there are many other conditions that can be easily managed from home — inexpensively and in the convenience of the home. When given the choice, most elderly people choose to remain in their homes and maintain a happy and independent life for as long as they can. Similarly, younger adults who are recovering from surgery or are disabled find in-home care to be a more attractive option. In-home care can offer a more affordable option that is a more compassionate and comfortable experience.