Services and supports in your home and community.

If you need help with daily living activities, there are professional home and community-based services and supports to help you.

Care and assistance in your home includes home care (non-medical) and home health care (medical), and technology that helps with performing daily activities. You may also choose to use adult day services where you would visit a center during the day for socialization and care.

If you have a serious or life-limiting illness, you may want to learn about palliative and/or hospice care. 

You may also choose to live in a community that provides care where you live. Visit the Housing section to learn more.

Types of In-Home Care

In-home care includes services that allow you to get support and thrive in your home, rather than in a hospital or nursing home.

People of all ages can benefit from in-home services, whether you are leaving the hospital to recover from an illness or surgery, need help managing a chronic disease, or need assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) like dressing, bathing, and using the bathroom.

Home Care (Non-Medical)

Homemaker-Companion Services
Home Care services will help you maintain a comfortable home while offering support and companionship. A homemaker-companion can do household chores, provide transportation, and more.

Live-in Companions
If you need help with daily activities, live-in companions provide 24-hour home care or overnight support. You may hire directly or go through an agency to get services that best meet your needs.

Personal Care Assistance (PCA) Services
Personal Care Assistance services help you live and work independently, as well as socialize with your community. A Personal Care Attendant may assist you with daily activities such as eating, dressing, running errands, socializing, and more.

Home Health Care (Medical)

Home Health Care
Home health services are ordered by your doctor, usually after a medical assessment, and allow you to receive medical support at home. You can receive nursing care, physical therapy, rehabilitation services, and more.

Private Care Management
Private Care management uses methods that focus on the whole person rather than one particular issue. A private care manager will also work with you and your family to set goals and improve health and well-being. Private Care Managers help to coordinate health and medical services as well as other supports that allow the person to meet their health and well-being goals.

Respite Care

Respite Services
Friends and family members caring for older adults and people with disabilities can seek respite care for a short-term break or rest. Care is provided to the older adult or person with disability so the caregiver can get a break. Respite care is a way for informal caregivers to stay healthy, engaged, and ready to keep caregiving.

Adult Day Services

Adult Day Services
Adults who use support services can go to a day center to engage in activities and connect with others in a supportive, supervised, and social setting. These centers may also help with personal care and meals.