In-Home Care Services

What does a VHS Homemaker do?

    For the elderly or disabled:
  • Providing personal care, i.e. bathing, dressing, eating, and mobility assistance.
  • Light household tasks -- dusting, vacumming, cleaning primary living areas
  • Laundry
  • Help carry out doctor's orders
  • Prepare meals
  • Accompany the client to the doctor or clinic
  • Transportation to necessary errands/shopping
    "Respite" care for permanent caretakers:
  • Homemakers substitute for a permanent caretaker of an ill or disabled person of any age while the permanent caretaker takes a few hours off or is away for other reasons.

Who do Homemakers help?

    People of all ages who are:
  • Victims of stroke or heart disease
  • Alzheimer's patients
  • Diabetic or arthritis sufferers
  • Mentally disabled
  • Acutely or chronically disabled persons
  • Terminally ill
  • Caretakers of the ill and disabled (providing respite)

How long can a Homemaker stay in a home?

Aids can be assigned from two to eight hours Monday through Friday. Time assignments are made based on the needs of the client and consultation with the Nurse Supervisor.

What does a Homemaker not do?

A Homemaker is skilled and trained to care for the ill and disabled. They are not available for routine well child care or babysitting. Homemakers cannot do heavy spring cleaning, moving of furniture, or yard work.


Charges for services offered are adusted according to income. The client or another source are billed monthly.