What are Personal Home Care Agencies
Personal home care agencies offer basic home care services, such as meal preparation and minor housekeeping duties like doing laundry. Personal care duties may include dressing and providing grooming assistance to clients, providing transportation for clients and serving as a companion.Availability
Personal home care agencies offer home care providers for part-time and full-time care shifts 24 hours a day. Generally, a representative from the home care agency will either schedule a phone or in-person appointment to discuss scheduling in addition to the duties you expect the caregiver to perform.Licensing/Training
Each state determines the licensing requirements for personal home care agencies. If a home care agency retains an affiliation with Medicare, its employees must receive at least 75 hours of training, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Considerations
Personal home care agencies may offer the services of a CNA, or Certified Nursing Assistant. You may want to consider retaining the services of a CNA if you or your loved one needs basic medical monitoring, such as blood pressure readings.