About the Washington Home Care Association (WAHCA) and Home Care For Your Family
WAHCA members are Washington State Licensed home care or home health agencies that provide caregivers (home care aides) who perform companion care, personal care, and homemaker services. Although the majority of WAHCA agency clients are older adults, WAHCA agencies also care for those who need in-home help due to issues concerning illness or disability. WAHCA member agencies may also provide private nursing care or nurse delegation services. In addition to such tasks as errands, shopping and transportation, housekeeping and meal preparation, caregivers from WAHCA member agencies usually assist with ambulation, transfers, medication management, toileting, bathing, grooming, and dressing. Most agencies also provide specialized Alzheimer’s/dementia care, and can assist with end-of-life comfort care if the client is working with a Medicare certified hospice agency.