Family Care

Family Care is a nonskilled, nontechnical attendant care service for eligible adults who are functionally limited in performing activities of daily living. These services are provided by a Certified Nurse Aide or a personal care attendant and do not require the supervision of a registered nurse.

Escort Services: Attendants can accompany you on trips to your doctor's office to obtain a medical diagnosis, treatment or both. This service does not include your direct transportation by the attendant.

Home Management: Assistance with housekeeping activities that support your health and safety, including:

  • changing bed linens
  • housekeeping
  • doing laundry
  • shopping
  • storing purchased items
  • washing dishes


Personal Care: Help with activities related to your physical health, including:

  • bathing
  • dressing
  • grooming
  • preparing meals
  • feeding
  • exercising
  • helping with self-administered medication
    toileting
  • transferring/ambulating
  • routine hair and skin care

Eligibility requirements

  1. You must qualify financially as determined by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.
  2. You must be 18 or older.
  3. You must meet specified functional needs criteria. The level of impairment is measured during a functional assessment interview with a state Medicaid caseworker.
  4. You must have unmet needs for home management and/or personal care tasks.
  5. You must meet your state Medicaid financial eligibility requirements

Every State has its individual family care type of service. Some may call it by another term or name. If the services I outlined for you above are what you are looking for, contact your State Medicaid program coordinator or case worker and ask for those types of services. They should be able to tell you what particular program they have in your State that will serve your needs.

If this is not the type of service you feel you need, please go back to the Medicaid Home Health page to explore other Medicaid options.

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