|Provo 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
Aspen Senior Care in Provo is an in-home, non-medical senior
care giving service in operation since 2004. Aspen Senior Care
is locally-owned and operated; their performance is currently
rated "A" by the BBB. All of Aspen Senior Care's caregivers are
thoroughly screened and carefully trained as
Certified Companion Aides. Services include caring companionship; bathing assistance;
homemaking and light housekeeping; errands and transportation; Alzheimer's and dementia
care; respite care; and much, much more.
13 East 200 North, Orem, UT 84057 | (801) 224-5910
Homewatch Caregivers maintains their headquarters in Provo,
Utah and provides in-home, non-medical care throughout the
greater region, including Provo, Orem, American Fork, Highland,
Alpine and Spanish Fork. Part of the network of Homewatch
Caregivers nationwide family of care giving agencies with over 30
years of care giving expertise, Homewatch Caregivers of
Provo provides home care for seniors and people of all ages.
Services include personal care; transportation
services; Alzheimers care; fall risk assessment; Parkinsons care; assistance with ADL's; and
much, much more.
36 East 400 North, Provo, UT 84606 | (801) 373-0075