Perhaps the fastest growing area of home care include non-medical services intended to assist clients with activities of daily living and/or to maintain independence of the client. These services are often referred to as private duty, personal assistance services, attendant care, or a similar term.
Specific services offered may include assistance with bathing, feeding, dressing, toileting, ambulating/ transferring, homemaking, and even companionship. Services may include reminders to take medicine or assistance in administering pre-dosed medicine. Consumers and families should be aware, however, that these activities have limits and providers may be restricted in scope by state law.