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Home Care Aide (HCA)

Services Home Care Organizations and Home Care Aides May Provide

Home Care Organization(s) (HCO) arrange for home care services, which are non-medical services. by an affiliated Home Care Aide (HCA) to a client who needs assistance with activities of daily living. To provide and arrange for these services. HCOs are required to be licensed by the California Department of Social Services.

Health and Safety Code Section 1796.12(n) defines home care services as non-medical services and assistance provided by a registered Home Care Aide to a client who, because of advanced age or physical or mental disability, cannot perform these activities. Home care services include, but are not limited to:

  • bathing
  • exercising
  • making telephone calls
  • dressing
  • positioning
  • transferring/ ambulating
  • feeding
  • companionship
  • housekeeping/ laundry transportation
  • ventilator dependent care
  • shopping
  • toileting and incontinence care
  • meal planning and preparation
  • medication assistance

HCAs may provide non-medical home care services and assist clients with activities of daily living. These servtces can include, but are not limited to:

  • Helping a client bathe, dress, or use the restroom.
  • Assisting the clients with exercising, transferring, ambulating, and/or positioning,
  • Housekeeping duties and laundry.
  • Driving the client to appointments or to run errands.
  • Preparing meals and assisting the client with eating.
  • Keeping a client company and assisting with telephone calls.