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 
 
 
Patients
  • 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.


Services

  • Two classifications:
    • 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.