Home care refers to any type of non-medical care and assistance which enables individuals to function as independently as possible in their own homes. The focus of home care is on activities which help each person complete daily tasks such as meal preparation, shopping, laundry, housework transportation and grooming. As much as home carers cannot assist with direct medical needs normally associated with nursing care they would be able to assist with medication reminders, picking up prescriptions and general health issues such as daily diet and bathing.