Caring For People In Their Homes
In Oregon a person requiring care has many options, including remaining in his or her own home. Case Managers at Senior and Disability Services arrange for the provision of these services for qualified individuals in two ways:
Client Employed Provider Program
This program offers consumers living in their own homes an opportunity to hire their own Home Care Worker. Consumers using this option hire, supervise, and discharge Home Care Workers themselves, as opposed to having an agency handle those duties. Home Care Workers provide services such as housekeeping and personal care. Clients should discuss the benefits and responsibilities of hiring a Home Care Worker with their case manager. Consumers may call any of the SDS branch offices for general guidelines on whether a privately employed Home Care Worker is right for you.
RVCOG SDS maintains a list of Home Care Workers who have passed a criminal background check as administered by the Oregon Department of Human Services Seniors and People with Disabilities (DHS/SPD). Home Care Workers interested in working for SDS clients should call any of the SDS branch offices for information on orientation classes and procedure for criminal records clearance.
If you would like to work as a Home Care Worker,
please call: (541) 776-6222 in Jackson County or (541) 474-3110 in Josephine County
In-Home Services Provider
Clients wishing to have an agency provide the services of hiring, supervision , and discharge of In-Home Providers may choose the services of the agency with which SDS contracts. These agency In-Home providers perform housekeeping and personal care services for clients living in their own homes.
If you would like more information about working for SDS as a contract agency In-Home provider, contact SDS in Jackson County at (541) 776-6222, SDS in Josephine County at (541) 474-3110 or Addus Health Care at (541) 857-9899.
If you would like to work for another agency providing in-home care, look in the yellow pages under Home Health Services.
You may also call our offices with questions: (541) 776-6222 in Jackson County; or (541) 474-3110 in Josephine County.