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Homemaking Services

What are Homemaking Services?
  • Trained homemakers provide housekeeping services for patients that are unable to manage such tasks on their own or in the absence of the regular person responsible for these tasks.
  • Homemakers perform routine household tasks like taking out the garbage, washing dishes, vacuuming, cleaning clothes, etc..
  • Homemakers may also help with meal preparation, assist in arranging transportation for patient, informal emotional support, companionship, and social stimulation.
Who can be a Homemaker?
  • An individual that has been hired and trained by a qualified agency.

Respite Services

What are Respite Services?
  • Respite Services are available for patients that are unable to care for themselves.
  • They are intended to relieve unpaid family caregivers or the absence of family care givers.
  • The Respite provider will help the patient with their Nursing needs or Activities of Daily Living for a specified amount of time.
  • Respite Services are provided in the patient's home or in a setting that has proper licensure and is approved by a qualified agency.
Who can be a Respite Provider?
  • Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Home Health Aide (HHA), or Personal Care Assistant (PCA) that has been approved by a qualifying agency.
  • PCAs and HHAs must be supervised by an RN who has determined they are capable of following the patient's care plan.
How do people pay for Homemaking and Respite Services?
  • State funded Medicaid and Waiver Programs: Minnesota
  • Private pay (agency rates will vary)
  • Private Insurance 
  • Long term Care Insurance
  • Disease Management Groups, e.g., ALS Association, United Cerebral Palsy Association
  • Community or Volunteer Organizations
How do you find an agency that provides Homemaking and Respite Services?
  • Contact your county public health nurse to get a list of qualified providers in your area and find out if you qualify for state funded services.
  • Contact a home care agency directly.
  • Talk with Care Managers, Social Workers, Nursing Supervisors, Discharge Planners, or Doctors and Nurses at healthcare facilities.
  • Search the internet for agencies servicing your geographical area.
  • Ask people at Health Care related Support Groups.
  • Ask professionals at Disease Management Groups, e.g., Alzheimer’s Association.
  • Talk with family and friends who have used home care services before.
To find out if you qualify, contact our Customer Service Department today.
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