Licensed Home Care Services Agencies (LHCSAs)
Licensed home care services agencies (LHCSAs) offer home care services through personal care assistants, home health aides, nurses, and therapists, to patients that are covered by Medicaid or through private insurance. Services provided include homemaking, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, transferring from beds to chairs or wheelchairs, preparing meals, feeding, and routine skin care, among other services. LHCSAs may also subcontract with other home care providers to deliver services, particularly when delivering skilled care services through MLTC. LHCSAs may offer a full range of services from skilled to paraprofessional or may choose to focus on the delivery of one service or population, such as high-tech pediatrics or providing aides for seniors.