PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE
ELDERLY AND ADULT SERVICES
Adult In-Home Care
In this subdivision:
I. "Adult in-home care" means caring by a person who is neither a professional nor a paraprofessional for an elderly or vulnerable adult's needs for food, activity, home care, and personal care for a portion of the 24-hour day in the adult's independent living situation. Such services are limited to those the department finds are appropriate and are determined by the provider agency to be within the expertise and abilities of the caregiver and may include, but not be limited to, assistance in the following: walking, dressing, bathing, eating, meal preparation, shopping, light housekeeping, sewing, laundry and other errands.
II. "Adult in-home care provider" means any organization, business entity, or subdivision of such organization or entity, whether public or private, whether operated for profit or not, which is engaged in arranging or providing, directly or through contract arrangement, adult in-home care services. An adult in-home care provider may also be an individual, 18 years of age or older who, in the judgment of the department, is reliable and able to meet the needs of the individual being cared for.
III. "Supervision" means the initial assessment and reassessment by the provider of the person requiring the in-home care to determine the necessary and appropriate services. Supervision also includes the directions given by nurses, social workers, or other professionals to the person providing the actual care.
Source. 1989, 7:1. 1995, 310:175, eff. Nov. 1, 1995. 2016, 59:11, eff. July 4, 2016.