Homemaker Services

Homemaker cleaning windows

Homemakers make a difference in the life of a senior or disabled person. Because they come to a client’s home to help with household tasks, their client can safely live at home.

Homemakers help with all the household tasks that a client isn’t able to do. For example, some seniors may find that once easy tasks like laundry, cleaning, cooking, and grocery shopping have become challenging. Because they are receiving help around the home, those seniors can continue to live independently.

Note: If a client needs help with personal care, then a personal care assistant may be required instead of homemaker services. Read more about Personal Care Assistants.

Homemakers are an alternative to personal care assistant services. If a senior or disabled client does not need help personal care, then a homemaker may be an alternative to help keep them at home. In some cases, a help from homemaker can supplement PCA Services.

Homemaker Services Include:

  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Arranging for transportation
  • Meal preparation
  • Shopping
  • Simple household repairs

While at a client’s home, homemakers may also provide assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs):

  • Ambulating
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Eating
  • Grooming
  • Toileting

Insurance Coverage for Homemaker Services

Homemakers may be covered by Minnesota Medical Assistance under federally approved waiver plans. We can help you understand if you may have insurance coverage for a homemaker. If you may be eligible, we can help you with the authorization process.

You can learn more about coverage for homemakers at the Minnesota Department of Human Services website.