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September 20, 2017

Private Pay Providers

How to Choose a Private Duty Home Care Provider:
Private duty home care is generally considered to be services, skilled and para-professional, delivered in the home to individuals who pay privately for the services.  Skilled care services are provided by a licensed professional, such as a nurse.  Para-professional care services are provided by an individual trained to provide care which normally does not require a professional license, such as assistance with bathing, grooming, meal preparation, and shopping. 

Choosing a private duty company is an important decision.  Make inquiries of several companies in order to have a comparison.  Cost should not be the only factor you consider.  Missouri law does not have a provision for private duty companies to be licensed by the state and therefore you may find that companies you are considering have no home care license. 

There are numerous benefits of using a company rather than a private individual to provide your care.   Private duty companies train workers, the company pays worker’s compensation, state and federal taxes, provides bonds and perhaps, most importantly, a company will have a caregiver plan to assure that a backup worker is available to help meet your care needs.  Private individuals often do not have these options.

Below are a series of questions that you may want to use as a guide as you choose your private duty home care provider.

About the company:

About the caregivers:

About the care:

Terms of service:

  Below are links to companies that provide private duty/pay home care services.
                                The companies are listed by area served.

Although we are mindful that our members should adhere to the best industry practices for Home Care, we do not monitor or endorse any provider of home care, whether or not they may have a sponsored link with the Missouri Alliance for Home Care.

St. Louis Area

Kansas City Area

A1 Home Care (Bonne Terre) - www.a1-homecare.com

Accu-Care Home Nurses (St. Louis) - www.accucare.com

Aging Well Health Care (St. Louis) - www.awhealthcare.com

Bethesda Health Group (St. Louis) - www.bethesdahealth.org

BJC Home Care Services (St. Louis & Farmington) - www.bjchomecare.org

Continuum - www.ContinuumCare.com

Cooperative Home Care (St. Clair, Herculaneum, & St. Louis) - www.cooperativehomecare.com

Craig HomeCare (St. Louis) - www.craighomecare.com

Envision Home Health (O'Fallon) - envisionhealthpartners@gmail.com or

Epic Health Services (St. Louis & Union) - www.epichealthservices.com

Home Care Nursing, Inc. (Farmington) - www.homecarenursinginc.com

Integrity Home Care (St. Louis) - www.integrityhc.com

Lutheran Senior Services Home Health (Brentwood) - www.lssliving.org

Martha's Hands (Town & Country) - www.marthashands.com

Maxim Healthcare Services (St. Louis) - www.maximhomecare.com

Medi-Plex Health Professionals (St. Louis) - www.mediplexhealth.com

Mercy Home Health (Festus) - www.mercy.net/festusmo

Nurses & Company (St. Peters) - www.nursesandco.com/PrivateServices

Phoenix Home Care, Inc. - www.phoenixhomehc.com

Right at Home of St. Louis (St. Louis) - www.rahstl.com

Seniors Home Care (St. Louis)- www.SeniorsHomeCare.com

Carestaf (Overland Park, KS)- www.carestaf.com

Craig HomeCare (Kansas City, MO & Witchita, KS) - www.craighomecare.com

FirstCall HomeCare (Independence) - www.firstcallhc.com

Freudenthal Home Health, LLC (St. Joseph) - www.freudenthalhh.com

Integrity Home Care (Lee's Summit, Overland Park, KS, & Westport) - www.integrityhc.com

Maxim Healthcare Services (Overland Park, KS) - www.maximhomecare.com

Phoenix Home Care, Inc. - www.phoenixhomehc.com

Village Home Health (Lee's Summit)- www.jkv.org/lifestyles


Mid-Missouri Area/ Northern Missouri

Southern Missouri

Access II Independent Living Center (Gallatin) - www.accessii.org

Benton County Health Dept. Home Health Agency (Warsaw) -

Fitzgibbon Community Services - www.fitzgibbon.org

Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Home Services (Clinton) - www.gvmh.org

Home Instead Senior Care (Columbia) - www.homeinstead.com/215

Hometown Homecare (Fayette) - www.hometownhomecare.org

Integrity Home Care (Columbia & Lebanon) - www.integrityhc.com

NorthEast Independent Living  Services (Hannibal) - www.neilscenter.org

On My Own, Inc. (Collins & Nevada) - www.omoinc.org

Oxford Healthcare (Columbia) - www.oxfordhealthcare.net

Phelps Regional Homecare (Rolla) - http://www.pcrmc.com/Medical-Services/Homecare/HomeServices.aspx

Phoenix Home Care - www.phoenixhomehc.com

Serve Link Home Care (Trenton) - www.servelinkhomecare.com

Tri-County Center for Independent Living (Rolla) - www.tricountycenter.com

Access In-Home & Community Services (Springfield) - www.lhcgroup.com

Allen Home Care Services, Inc. (Sikeston) - www.allenhomecare.com

Citizen's Memorial Home Health & Hospice (Bolivar) - www.citizensmemorial.com

Craig HomeCare (Joplin) - www.craighomecare.com

Integrity Home Care (Joplin & Springfield) - www.integrityhc.com

Maxim Healthcare Services (Springfield) - www.maximhomecare.com

Missouri Delta Community Based Services (Sikeston) - www.lhcgroup.com

Oxford Healthcare (Joplin, Springfield & West Plains) - www.oxfordhealthcare.net

Phoenix Home Care - www.phoenixhomehc.com

Riverways Home Care Services of Ozarks Medical Center - www.ozarksmedicalcenter.com

Sac Osage Home Health Care, Inc. (El Dorado Springs) - www.sohhc.com

SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence, Inc. (Charleston & Cape Girardeau) - www.sadi.org

The Independent Living Center, Inc. (Joplin) - www.ilcenter.org

VNA of Southeast Missouri (Kennet, Dexter, Sikeston) - www.vnasemo.com

Westwood Home Health (Willow Springs) - www.willowhealthcare.com