Health care is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, amelioration, or cure of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in people. Health care is delivered by health professionals and allied health fields. Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, midwifery, nursing, optometry, audiology, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, athletic training, and other health professions are all part of health care. It includes work done in providing primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care, as well as in public health.
Services to provide assistance with activities of daily living and. self-management tasks to persons who reside in their own homes. In-home services include personal care, shopping, housekeeping, meal preparation, assistance with medication and transportation as an alternative to long-term care in a nursing facility.