In Home Services

The Carter County Health Center provides In-Home Service as authorized by the Department of Health and Senior Services. Services include nurse visits, homemaker chore, personal care, advanced personal care, respite and advanced respite. Our service area is a five county area that includes Butler, Carter, Reynolds, Wayne, and Ripley counties.

Personal Care/Homemaker

The goal of the In-Home Services Program is to assist clients with meeting their physical needs, enabling them to remain in their own home as long as possible.

The four basic services provided by our agency include:

Personal Care – assistance with activities of daily living which may include:

  • Meal preparation and clean-up
  • Making bed and changing bed sheets
  • Bathing and other personal care activities

Homemaker – general household activities which may include:

  • Meal preparation and clean-up
  • Cleaning kitchen counters and appliances
  • Cleaning bathroom fixtures
  • Laundry
  • Floor care, dusting and tidying the home
  • Shopping for essential items such as groceries and medications
In Home Services

Respite – provides temporary relief for the caregiver of a dependent adult and may include:

  • Supervision, providing personal oversight of the client during the service period
  • Companionship
  • Minor personal care and/or chores
  • Light meal preparation and clean-up

Nurse Visits – health services provided by a skilled nurse which may include:

  • Medication set-up
  • Nail care
  • Monitor client condition


Funding sources include Medicaid, Social Security Block Grant, Local Funds, Veterans Administration, and Private Pay. Authorized services are provided regardless of age, race religion, socio-economic status or medical diagnosis.

We will work with you to provide the services you need and are authorized to receive.  However, our aides are not allowed to clean up after other family members or guests in your home.  We also do not feed or clean up after pets or farm animals.

Clients MUST be in the home at the time services are rendered.  We cannot transport or accompany clients to appointments, shopping, etc.  However, the aide may run essential errands for you on a limited basis.

For more information you can call the Carter County Health Center at 573-323-4413 or 1-800-869-4086, Extension 229.