Home care agencies
Information about specific facilities, other resources
Licensure and certification requirements, Medicare/Medicaid certification, other resources, home care information exchange, OASIS training and resources
People who need:
- Clinical services in their home or a permanent place of residence, such as an assisted living residence.
- Personal services, such as assistance with housekeeping, in their home in order to live independently.
- Medical (or Class A) agencies provide services by licensed or certified health care practitioners, such as nurses, occupational therapists and respiratory therapists.
- Non-medical (or Class B) agencies provide personal care services that assist with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, toileting and, in some cases, housekeeping.
Licensed/certified professionals routinely available
Medical: professionals ranging from nurses to physical therapists to social workers, depending on the agency's scope of services.
- Non-medical: no requirements for licensed/certified health care professionals.