Homemaker Services

A homemaker can come into the home and help manage general cleaning and household activities.  This allows a person with a disability to continue to live independently and safely in their home.

  • There are three homemaker services:

    •  Cleaning
      • Light housekeeping tasks
    • Home Management
      • Arranging for transportation
      • Laundry
      • Shopping for food, clothing and household supplies
      • Simple household repairs
    • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
      • Ambulating
      • Bathing
      • Dressing
      • Eating
      • Toileting
  • A person may receive homemaker services when either:

    • The person is unable to manage the general cleaning and household activities
    • The primary caregiver who is regularly responsible for those activities is unable to manage them or is temporarily absent
      • The primary caregiver must maintain a primary residence at the same address as the person who receives services
      • The primary caregiver must be the owner or lessee of the primary residence
    • Under EW
      • The primary caregiver does not need to reside at the same address as the person who receives services
  • PossAbilities is a 245D licensed provider.  We function as the employer for the worker you wish to hire by providing necessary training and payroll.


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 ca 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 you can list your job on.
  • Post Fliers
    • Create a “hiring flier” 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; schedule of hours needed, type of job tasks, age requirements, experience requirements and location of job. Will this be a permanent or a temporary job?  The more details you provide, the more likely 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 IHSR@PossAbilities.org or call (507) 281-6116.

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