Home Care Workers
Individuals living in their own homes can hire their own Home Care
Workers. Individuals using this option hire, supervise, and discharge
Home Care Workers themselves, as opposed to having an agency handle
those duties. Home Care Workers provide services such as housekeeping
and personal care (bathing, dressing, grooming, etc.). Home Care Workers
are also referred to as home care or personal care providers.
Home Care Registry
& Referral System
The Oregon Home Care Commission maintains a Registry & Referral
System of Home Care Workers which is available to private pay individuals
as well as eligible SDS RVCOG clients.
The information provided on the Home Care Registry & Referral
System is of persons who have been authorized to receive payment by
Senior and Disability Services for services provided to clients. The
requirements for acceptance are minimal; it only includes a criminal
records check for conviction of a serious crime within the last five
years and attending a short orientation on the rules of the Home Care
Worker program. The persons listed are not employees of the State
of Oregon or RVCOG and are considered employees of individual clients.
Senior and Disability Services is not responsible for the quality
of work performed or other actions by a provider hired privately.
We provide this public information as a service to potential employers
and those who are seeking this type of employment. You are strongly
encouraged to thoroughly interview and request references of any caregiver
you are considering hiring.
Unable to pay for
a Home Care Worker?
If you need assistance in your home (for example, meal preparation,
assistance with bathing, housekeeping) and are unable to pay for the
services privately, please contact contact Senior Services in Jackson
County at (541) 776-6222; Disability Services in Jackson County at
(541) 776-6210 or Senior and Disability Services in Josephine County
(541) 474-3110 to ask about the programs available.
The goal of the Home
Care Worker program is to make available quality care that supports
an individualís choice to remain in their home with assistance in
areas of personal care and housekeeping.
Home Care Worker
Eligible SDS RVCOG clients may hire a caregiver in the home under
the Home Care Worker program. SDS RVCOG clients should discuss the
benefits and responsibilities of hiring Home Care Workers with their
Becoming a Home Care Worker?
Home Care Workers interested in working for SDS clients should call
any of the SDS Field Offices for information.
For more information, contact Senior Services in Jackson County at
(541) 776-6222; Disability Services in Jackson County at (541) 776-6210
or Senior and Disability Services in Josephine County (541) 474-3110.
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