Homemaker Companion Agencies
A Homemaker-Companion agency is any public or private organization or business employing one or more persons providing companion services or homemaker services to an individual. They do not include home health care agencies.
The term “companion services” means: "...nonmedical, basic supervision services to ensure the well-being and safety of a person in such person's home."
Each registered agency must:
Exhibit the agency's certificate of registration upon request by any interested party,
State in any advertisement that the agency is registered,
Include the agency's registration number in any advertisement.
Those agencies that are licensed by Department of Public Health (DPH) should take caution as to the services they provide. Federal regulations and the Public Health code may require that homemaker companion services be provided by a separate entity. As such any home health care agency or homemaker-home health aide agency performing homemaker companion services should form a separate entity and become registered as homemaker companion agency.