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Elko Nevada In-Home Care Agencies
Types of Nevada In-Home Care

The State of Nevada classifies licensed in-home care services
into two categories:
  • Personal Care Agencies - A Nevada Personal Care Agency
    (PCA) is the equivalent to the widely-used categorization:
    Non-Medical In-Home Care Service.
  • Home Health Care Services - Nevada Home Health Care
    (HHC) Services are licensed to provide patients with skilled
    nursing services, various therapeutic services and Home
    Health Aide services (providing the attending home health
    aide holds nursing assistant certificate issued by the
    Nevada State Board of Nursing). A Home Health Care
    Service wishing to provide non-medical in-home health
    care for clients must have a valid state Personal Care
    Agency license in addition to their state HHC license.
Nevada Personal Care Agencies (PCA)

Licensed by the State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Nevada Personal
Care Agencies are regulated by the Nevada State Bureau of Health Care Quality and
Compliance (HCQC). Anyone applying for a Nevada PCA license must submit to a fingerprint
background check conducted by the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History
which includes an FBI-level check as well.
Nevada Personal Care Agency Administrator Requirements

Administrators of Nevada Personal Care Agencies must meet the following requirements:
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  • Be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma (or
    equivalent)
  • Be responsible and mature with qualities enabling him/her to
    understand the problems of the elderly and disabled.
  • Understand the provisions of all State of Nevada statutes and
    regulations governing the licensing and operation of Personal Care
    Agencies
  • Demonstrate the ability to speak, write and read (with comprehension)
    the English language
Nevada Personal Care Agency Care Giver Requirements

Care givers employed by Personal Care Agencies in Nevada are required to
meet a number of pre-employment and post-employment conditional and
performance standards. Care givers must:
Personal Care Agencies in the State of Nevada are subject to many more operational
requirements which govern activities such as employee hiring practices, record keeping,
prohibited activities such as phone calls made from clients' homes, etc. To find out more about
Nevada PCA rules and regulations, go to their website: www.health.nv.gov/HCQC/PCA.
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide references which the PCA is obligated to check and document
    the results
  • Pass a criminal background check at both state and federal levels
  • Possess a valid state driver's license and current liability insurance (if
    the care giver is going to be transporting clients)
  • Obtain a First Aid and CPR card within six (6) months of date-of-hire
  • Receive complete personal care classroom training before providing
    in-home care services to clients and receive on-the-job training while
    under administrative supervision
Personal Care Agencies in the State of Nevada are subject to many more operational
requirements which govern activities such as employee hiring practices, record keeping,
prohibited activities such as phone calls made from clients' homes, etc. To find out more about
Nevada PCA rules and regulations, go to their website: www.health.nv.gov/HCQC/PCA.
Nevada Personal Care Agency Licensed Services

Nevada Personal Care Agencies are licensed to provide the following
services to their clients:
  • Dressing, undressing, bathing and grooming
  • Elimination of wastes from the body
  • Preparation and eating of meals
  • Laundry, Shopping, Cleaning and Transportation/Errands
  • Any other minor needs related to the maintenance of personal hygiene.
Nevada Requires
PCA Care Givers
and Administrators
to submit to a  
background check!
PCA Care Givers
must be trained in
First Aid and CPR
Featured Elko Nevada Personal Care Agencies
Home Health Services of Nevada, Inc., in Elko, Nevada is a
home health agency also offering a  Personal Care Services
option in their suite of services. (In Nevada, HHA's must hold a
separate PCA license in order to provide in-home non-medical
care.)
Home Health Services will assign a Personal Care
Assistant to provide quality help with daily ADL's, transportation,
light housekeeping, meal prep, med reminders and much more!
All Home Health Services PCA's undergo are bonded and
undergo an extensive criminal background check!
(775) 773-7178     |     www.homehealthservicesnv.com
Home Health Services of Nevada
Elko, Nevada
A Full Life Agency
Elko, Nevada
A Full Life Agency in Elko, Nevada is a state-licensed
Personal Care Agency managed by Stephanie Romero. A Full
Life Agency is part of the Addus HealthCare network of
non-medical in-home care agencies, providing quality in-home
care since 1979.
A Full Life Agency offers a complete range of
non-medical in-home care services, including ADL assistance,
meal preparation, transportation and errands, laundry, light
housekeeping, and much, much more!
    (775) 738-7717     |     www.addus.com
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