|St. George Utah Non-Medical In-Home Care Agencies
(Personal Care Service Agencies)
The State of Utah establishes the rules and
regulations pertaining to in-home, non-medical
home care agencies within the state code
applying to private home health agencies.
(Utah Administrative Code: Rule 432-700) The
State of Utah uses the official term: "Personal
Care Service Agency" to describe what is
traditionally referred to as an in-home,
non-medical care service. Licensing and
licensure enforcement is overseen by the
State of Utah Department of Health.
Personal Care Service Agencies in the State of
Utah are chartered to provide personal care
services exclusively. Personal care services
involve home care aides
assisting clients with Activities of Daily Living (ADL). These ADL's include medication reminders;
light housekeeping; meal preparation and assistance with eating; assistance with dressing and
personal grooming; provision of transportation or running errands; arranging medical or dental
care appointments and providing transportation and escort to those appointments; and many
other assistance activities. An entire listing can be referred to on the State of Utah's Division of
Administrative Rules website.
Personal Care Services Agency Administrators
A Utah Personal Care Services Agency administrator is required to possess at least one year of
managerial or supervisory experience. The administrator must designate in writing a qualified
individual who is authorized to act in the administrator's behalf during abesences.
Personal Care Aides
Personal Care Aides in the State of Utah must meet the following qualifications:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have comprehensive knowledge of their agency's policies and procedures
- Be trained in first aid
- Be oriented and trained in all aspects of care required by the client
- Be able to demonstrate competency in all areas of personal care
- Receive a minimum of 6 hours of in-service training per calendar year
- Submit to a health screening evaluation
- Submit to a criminal background check (Defined by Utah Code Title 26; Chapter 21;
Personal Care Aides are required to be supervised by a Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) with at
least two years of experience in personal or home care - or - a licensed health care
Personal Care Service Agencies must conduct an assessment with a potential client; the
assessment must be conducted by a licensed health care professional and a written statement
of personal care services (Plan of Care) must be given to the client after the assessment is
A Personal Care Services supervisor must evaluate and document the quality of personal care
services dispensed in the client's place of residence every six months.
For more information on the State of Utah's laws, regulations and licensing requirements for
Personal Care Service Agencies, visit their website at www.health.utah.gov.
|Featured In-Home Care Agencies
Care to Stay Home is a non-medical in-home care
giving agency serving the Southern Utah region for
over 3 years. The caregivers deployed by Care to Stay
Home are either CNA's or candidates with at least 2
years of verifiable in-home care experience. Care to
Stay Home's caregivers are carefully-screened, bonded
and insured; they receive regular in-service training
and bring a strong commitment to care and quality into their work activities. Services include
assistance with ADL's; personal care; meal preparation; housekeeping; companionship;
transportation and escort; and much, much more.
720 S. River Road, Suite A215-K, St. George, UT 84790 | (435) 652-4888
Home Instead of St. George, Utah is a non-medical, in-home care agency
serving the Southern Utah region since 2004. Home Instead of St. George
is a member of the Home Instead nationwide network of in-home care services
and current has a BBB rating of "A-".
Services include assistance with Activities of Daily Living; transportation and
errands; light housekeeping; medication reminders; meal preparation; and
much, much more.
567 S. Valley View Drive, Ste.#8, St. George, UT 84770 | (435) 688-7406