Deciding how to properly care for a loved one in need is often more challenging than it seems. There are many factors to consider, and the available options each have their pros and cons. Home health care is one option to consider as an alternative to living in a nursing home or care facility. It is most commonly associated with senior care, but it also may be selected for terminally ill, mentally incapacitated or severely disabled patients. As you explore the options, focusing on several key factors will help you to determine if home health care is best for your loved one.