Housekeeping Help

Homemaker services allow a person to hire a family member or community member to come into their home and help manage general cleaning and household activities that the person is unable to do alone.

There are three types of homemaker services to choose from.

  • Homemaker Cleaning
    • Light housekeeping tasks
    • Monitoring home safety and well-being
  • Homemaker Home Management
    • Includes homemaker cleaning and, in addition,
      • Arranging for transportation
      • Preparing for meals
      • Shopping for food, clothing, and household supplies
      • Simple household repairs
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    • Includes homemaker cleaning and, in addition,
      • Ambulating
      • Bathing
      • Dressing
      • Eating
      • Grooming
      • Toileting

A person my receive homemaker services when either of the following is true:

  • The person needs support to manage general cleaning and household tasks.
  • The primary caregiver who is regularly responsible for the above three homemaker services is unable to manage them.

PossAbilities is a 245D licensed provider. We function as the employer for the worker that is hired by providing the necessary training and payroll. PossAbilities can help provide interpretation for staffing needs and required trainings.


PossAbilities accepts the following funding sources for homemaker services:

PossAbilities does not provide support staff for homemaker services. Here are some tips for finding a support worker:

  • You can find someone you know.
    • Inform your family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, school teachers, etc. that you are looking for support staff.
  • You can find someone on social media.
    • Post on your personal Facebook page or community Facebook page that you are looking for support staff. Many communities also have job pages on Facebook where you can list your job.
  • Post Flyers
    • Create a “hiring flyer” and hang it up at your local community center, school district, grocery store, gas station, restaurant, or other facilities in town that are frequently trafficked.
  • Creating a job posting with PossAbilities
    • Fill out the Job Posting Agreement form provided by PossAbilities. You can request the Job Posting Agreement Form from our Individualized Home Supports and Respite Manager. By filling out this form with the required details, PossAbilities can help you look for support workers.

Tips for Recruiting a Support Worker:

  • Be specific about what you are looking for in a support worker, including the schedule of hours needed, type of job tasks, age requirements, experience requirements, and location of job. Will this be a permanent or temporary job? The more details you provide, the more likely it is that you will find the right candidate to work with you.
  • Once you have a candidate(s), you will want to interview them to ensure they are the correct fit for your needs. You may also want to set a time to have them interact with the individual they will be working with.
  • PossAbilities is here to help coach and assist you through the process as needed.

PossAbilities is able to provide homemaker services anywhere in Minnesota.

Questions can be e-mailed to or call (507) 281-6116.

Additional information on homemaker services can also be accessed on the Minnesota Department of Human Services website.