In the State of Oregon, in-home care for seniors is split into two
basic categories: Non-Medical In-Home Care or Home Health
Non-Medical In-Home Care: This level of care is defined as
providing services which are necessary to assist an individual in
meeting the individual's daily needs, but do not include curative or
Some examples of ADL's (Activities of Daily Life) which a
non-medical in-home care give will assist with are: bathing,
personal grooming and hygiene, dressing, hydration/feeding, light
housekeeping, errands, transportation, laundry, basic
The State of Oregon requires Non-Medical In-Home Care
agencies to screen their care giving employees for drug use and
conduct a criminal background check before hiring.
Care givers for in-home care agencies must be trained in client's rights, recognition and
proper response to medical emergencies, nutrition and hydration, skin breakdown
prevention, fall prevention, hand washing and infection control, body mechanics, fire safety
and non-medical emergency procedures.
In-home care agencies are also required to verify each care giver possesses a current,
valid driver's license and adequate automobile insurance. Also required is that the in-home
care agency provides ongoing education and conducts regular performance reviews of
each care giver.
Home Health Services: Sometimes referred to as Nursing Services, the State of Oregon
stipulates that a Home Health Agency provide nursing services by an Oregon-licensed
registered nurse. The clients of Home Health Services receiving nursing services must have
a medical condition and health status which is stable and predictable. All provided nursing
services must comply with the rules of the Oregon State Board of Nursing, accepted
standards of nursing practice and the service plan.
Home Health Services may offer service plans which do not include nursing services, simply
baseline assistance with a client's ADL's. In this way, an HHS can function in a way similar to
a non-medical in-home care service; often the home health services' fees are higher than a
non-medical in-home care service because the firm's fixed overhead and more complex
staffing costs run much higher overall.
Make certain you know which level of service suits you or a loved one best before engaging
with either type of service. In that way, you'll have consistency and minimal confusion right
from the beginning of service!
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