To Become a Home Care Worker

Start Here: Visit the Oregon Home Care Commission's Workforce Development website to find more information and get the process started.  

Call 503-988-7575 and press option 3, for pre-recorded information about the application process and attending the required orientation class.

To Hire A Home Care Worker

The Home Care Worker Program helps seniors (older people), and people with disabilities remain in their homes. We serve Medicaid and Oregon Project Independence clients.

Search a directory of home care workers and employers

Visit the Oregon Home Care Commission's Registry

Hire a home care worker through an agency

Visit Oregon's Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) website for a list of agencies that provide in-home care

Ask general questions about getting in-home help

Call the Aging and Disability Resource Connection Helpline at 503-988-3646 for information.

We want older people, and people with disabilities to be actively involved in directing their care. Our program offers people the opportunity to control the selection of a home care worker and arrange for the services they need (Aging, Disability & Veterans Services can help with this). The services that home care workers offer are also available for people who can pay themselves.

The Oregon Home Care Commission has created an online Registry and Referral System to match people who need in-home services with available homecare workers.  All of the homecare workers included in the registry have passed criminal background checks and meet other legal requirements. 

There are also home care agencies that provide both publicly-funded and private pay services.