Non-Medical Home Care agencies vary from area to area. The best way to find an agency is to search for a list of service agencies on sites such as Caring.com, where the customer can compare ratings and credentials to make an informed decision.
Non-medical home care agencies provide a range of services. These services can include personal care, such as assistance with dressing, feeding and personal hygiene; homemaking, such as assistance with household tasks, housekeeping, shopping, meal planning and preparation; and respite care, such as assistance and support provided to the family.
The Department of Health usually requires home care agencies to apply for licenses on a state level in order to operate. This is to ensure that care being provided meets certain standards established by the state officials. Some home care agencies can provide services to individuals who are eligible for Department of Social and Health Services assistance.
In-home care agencies vary from state to state. California, Florida and Illinois are the states with most health care agencies in the United States. An hourly rate of an in-home caregiver can range from $15-25 per hour, as of July 2015. The average hourly rate in 2014 was $20 per hour, according to senioradvisor.com.