Reno 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.
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Nevada Personal Care Agency Administrator Requirements

Administrators of Nevada Personal Care Agencies must meet the following requirements:
  • Be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma (or
  • 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
  • Demonstrate the ability to speak, write and read (with comprehension)
    the English language
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 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:
  • 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.
Featured Reno Nevada Personal Care Agencies
Lend-A-Hand Senior Services
Lend-A-Hand Senior Services in Reno, Nevada is a
family-owned non-medical in-home care agency in
operation since 1992. With a Better Business Bureau
A+ rating, Lend-A-Hand Senior Services prides itself on going the extra mile to improve their
senior clients' quality-of-life. Lend-A-Hand Senior Services has earned a number of awards and
certifications since their inception, including an "Entrepreneur of the Year" award and a
Certificate of Gerontology from the Sanford Center for Aging. In addition to their more-traditional
services such as assistance with ADL's, grooming and bathing, etc., Lend-A-Hand has a "Royal
Treatment" service which provides pick-up transportation from any outpatient surgical procedure
and in-home care until the client has sufficiently recovered to resume normal daily life.
                      (775) 322 - 8414     |     www.lendahandss.com
Nevada Requires
PCA Care Givers
and Administrators
to submit to a  
background check!
PCA Care Givers
must be trained in
First Aid and CPR
Advanced Home Care in Carson City, Nevada is a
non-medical in-home care agency serving Carson City,
Minden, Lake Tahoe, Virginia City, Fallon and surrounding
vicinities. With a BBB A+ rating and a staff that includes
Advanced Home Care provides assistance with all
ADL's, transportation to appointments, meal prep, laundry
Advanced Home Care
Carson City, Nevada
and light housekeeping, medication reminders, assistance with eating, shopping and errands,
ambulation assistance and much, much more!
                     (775) 887-5683     |     www.advancehomecare.net