Senior and Disability Services


Jackson County:
Senior Services Office      (541) 776-6222 1-866-405-6042
Disability Services Office (541) 776-6210
1-800-336-8204

Josephine County:
Senior and Disability Services Office 
(541) 474-3110  1-800-633-6409

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Home Care Workers
General Information

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 (HCW)
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 case manager. 

Thinking about 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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