VA Homemaker Program

VA Homemaker Program

VA Homemaker Services and Elderly/Disabled

Homemaker Services may delay or prevent the need for care in an institution. This service makes it possible for  veterans to live in their own homes or to return to their homes by providing assistance in completing tasks they are unable to manage without assistance. This program is not designed to replace assistance provided by family and friends. Financial eligibility is based on income and resources. A cost share may be required.

Covered Services

A homemaker is assigned to provided basic household assistance, including:

  • Assistance with personal hygiene
  • Essential shopping
  • Laundry
  • Light housekeeping
  • Light meal preparation

Non-Covered Services

A homemaker is not assigned to provided the following:

  • Washing outside windows
  • Moving large furniture
  • Shoveling snow
  • Caring for a garden or yard
  • Cleaning up before or after company
  • Washing walls
  • Caring for pets or house plants
  • Painting
  • Shampooing carpets
  • Skilled nursing services
  • Assisting with a bladder or bowel program
  • Providing transportation, unless there is an emergency
  • Other tasks not necessary to maintain a person in his or her home

Hours of Service

An individual qualifying for services will receive services as approved in the individual care plan. These services are to be provided during normal working hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

Service Providers

The Division of Adult Services and Aging does not directly provide homemaker services, but contract with local homemaker/home health agencies.

Other Funding Source

In addition to Homemaker Services, the Division of Adult Services and Aging has another funding source with specific eligibility requirements which can assist in the cost of payment for similar services.

  • Title XIX Home and Community-Based Waiver
  • Title XIX Personal Care
Medicaid Transportation
Medicaid Waiver
Private Duty Nursing
Sitting Service
DMH ID/DD Waiver
VA Homemaker Program
Staffing Doctor Offices