Home and Community Services
Chore Service

What is Chore Service?

A service to help aged and adults with disabilities or medical conditions with the tasks needed to help them live independently at home

Who needs Chore Service?

  • Those who require assistance with cleaning, shopping, preparing meals, or doing laundry in order to stay in their own home, such as:
  • Older adults
  • Adults with disabilities or other medical conditions
  • Those who need help with things like personal care, bill paying, simple home repairs, and supervision

Do I qualify for Chore Service?

You may qualify if you are:

  • Low income
  • Medicaid eligible
  • Need help to continue living at home

You must first qualify for a DHHS program that has the Chore Service, and a worker must determine that you need this service.

More questions and answers about Chore Service

Contact someone who can answer your questions about Chore Services or about how to apply for this service:

PDF For adults 18 and older with physical disabilities
PDF For adults 65 and older

Information on becoming a provider of this service


FAQs

How do I find out if I can receive chore?

  1. If you’re an adult with disabilities, contact your local:
    DHHS office, Center for Independent Living, or League of Human Dignity
  2. If you’re aged 65 and above, contact your local Area Agency on Aging or DHHS office

What kind of tasks can my chore provider do?

Tasks that may be provided depend on your need and the program for which you are eligible. The tasks are those which you normally could do but are now unable due to your disability or medical condition. Some examples of tasks include help with:

  • Cleaning
  • Shopping
  • Preparing meals
  • Laundry

Can I choose my own chore provider?

Yes, but your provider cannot be a person who is legally responsible for you, such as a spouse.

Where can I read the DHHS regulations for programs that have the Chore Service?

Title 473 -- Social Services for Aged and Disabled Adults, Click on Chapter 5; scroll down to 473 NAC 5-001

Title 480 -- Home and Community-Based Waiver Services and Optional Targeted Case Management Services, Click on Chapter 5; scroll down to 480 NAC 5-005.E