Non-medical home care is defined as routine on-going care or services required by the consumer in a residence or independent living environment that enables the consumer to engage in the activities of daily living or to perform the physical functions required for independent living, including respite services. The term usually encompasses the full spectrum of personal care, homemaking and companionship services. It is important to note that medication administration is not within the scope of non-medical home care agencies.
Qualifications for Non-Medical Home Care
The elderly, as well as, young adults suffering from infirmities due to chronic illnesses, or those recovering from surgical procedures in need of a caregiver for help with daily activities. HHC will accept a consumer based on the reasonable expectation that the needs can be met adequately in the consumer’s home or place of residence.