Personal and Home Care Aides (aka Homemakers, Caregivers, Companions, or Personal Attendants)
Are Individuals providing housekeeping and routine care services. They can clean clients homes, do laundry, and help change bed linens. Aides may plan meals ( including special diets), shop for food and cook. Aides may also help clients get out of bed, bathe, dress and groom. Some accompany clients to doctors appointments or on other errands.
Medicare and Medi-Cal do not pay for private caregiving services. Medi-Cal does not offer caregiving through its In home support Service program either.
Home Care Rates are from $16 – $22 per hour for a caregivers service and requires a minimum of 4 hours of service for each day care is being provided. At $175 – $200 per day, live in care, usually signifies a caregiver stays 24 hours with the client offering services for 18 hours and 6 hours hours devoted to interrupted rest.
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