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Best Home Health Care Agencies in Kansas City, MO

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Kansas City, MO 64116 Rating

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5.0 (4)
5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

Barr Private Care is a home health care provider in Kansas City that covers Missouri’s Jackson, Platte, and Clay counties, and Kansas’ Johnson and Wyandotte counties. The company has been part of the community since 1992, and it draws from the personal experience of the owner, who has proactively cared for her Stage IV lung cancer-stricken mother, from the diagnosis and treatment phases to the recovery stage. Barr Private Care belongs in the National Private Duty Association and Kansas City Regional Home Care Association, and it maintains a 24/7 support desk. The team sends only thoroughly screened professionals to ensure the safety, privacy, and satisfaction of clients, and some of the programs are companionship and hospice care.

Prairie Village, KS 66208 Rating

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4.4 (5)
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Premier Custom Care is a provider of home health care in Prairie Village that treats clients like family. The agency is a local establishment that understands and shares the cultural and wellness needs of greater Kansas City, and it serves the elderly, as well as younger people whose medical limitations require professional assistance. The company sends only thoroughly checked and carefully selected caregivers, and some of the programs are transitional care, neuromuscular diseases and disorders care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and end-of-life support. Premier Custom Care has been around for more than five years, and it offers temporary, long-term, and other options. The staff does not charge for the initial assessment.

Lee's Summit, MO 64063 Rating

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4.9 (10)
5.0 (9)

Why choose this provider?

Simply Home Companion and Personal Care is an agency in Lee’s Summit. The company is a family-owned local business that does not answer to franchise operators, and it has been helping address the community’s health and wellness concerns since 2007. Simply Home Companion and Personal Care offers temporary, long-term, and round-the-clock options at reasonable rates, and some of the tasks are protective oversight, companionship, special diet preparation, blood glucose monitoring, incontinence care, pet care, and walking assistance.

Overland Park, KS 66210 Rating

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4.1 (13)
5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

MHS Home Health is a provider of skilled medical and private-duty care in Overland Park that holds a Community Health Accreditation Program approval. The agency looks after people of any age, including seniors needing assistance with their daily activities and children with special needs, and the areas of focus include mobility training, wound care, vital signs assessment, intravenous therapy, physical therapy, disease process education, diabetes management, and post-surgery recovery care. MHS Home Health has another office in Kansas City.

Overland Park, KS 66212 Rating

Why choose this provider?

The Caring Heart is a provider of care management and in-home services in Overland Park. The agency is a compassionate caregiver practice that caters to the elderly and their families, and it offers customized plans because no two clients are alike. The owner has more than 30 years of industry experience, with a master’s in gerontology, and she draws from her personal insight as a caregiver for her mother and a maternal aunt. The Caring Heart holds a National Academy of Certified Care Management approval, and it is a member of Aging Life Care Association. The staff covers the greater Kansas City, with emphasis on Missouri’s Jackson, Clay, and Cass counties, and Kansas’ Wyandotte and Johnson counties.

Compare our Top Home Health Care Agencies

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Barr Private Care
Kansas City, MO 64116
Premier Custom Care
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Simply Home Companion and Personal Care
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
MHS Home Health
Overland Park, KS 66210
The Caring Heart
Overland Park, KS 66212


  • Are home care agencies licensed?

    Most, but not all, states require licensing for home care agencies. Licensure usually means that criminal checks will be done on employees and that staff members must be qualified according to state regulations. For example, if someone is doing nursing care, they must have a nursing license or certificate.

  • Do agencies provide round-the-clock care?

    Many do, although the cost for care during non-traditional working hours may be higher.

  • What are the ADLs?

    The activities of daily living, or ADLs, are a way to determine what level of help you need from a caregiver. They include:

    • Toileting and toilet hygiene
    • Bathing and personal grooming of body and hair
    • Dressing and undressing
    • Cooking and eating regular meals
    • Having the mobility to get around your home
    • Being able to move yourself from one spot to another, such as from a bed to a chair or wheelchair, if necessary
  • What services do home care agencies offer?

    Home caregivers may provide a broad range of services related to medical needs as well as ADLs (activities of daily living). Medical help may be in the form of assisting with physical or occupational therapy, planning and taking medications, and skilled nursing.

  • How do I know if home health care isn’t enough for my loved one?

    If you or your loved one is unable to manage most of the ADLs, or needs round-the-clock nursing care, a nursing home may be a better fit. A doctor can help develop a plan of support that addresses concerns realistically, based on what the individual is able to accomplish and what help is needed.

  • What happens if I don’t like the caregiver I’m assigned?

    You should be able to talk to the agency to have another caregiver assigned to you. But be sure you are not acting prematurely. It takes a while for relationships to develop, and you and your new caregiver need to learn to understand one another and determine how to work well together.

  • Does long-term care insurance pay for home health care?

    Although you will need to look at your policy documents to ensure that this is the case, most long-term care may be used to pay for a home caregiver. Some policies will even pay for a family member who provides care. This is something you can find out by looking at your documents or calling your insurance agent.