There are several significant benefits you receive when hiring a caregiver through a licensed home health care agency. Their license means they have to meet many state requirements for a higher level of care. Oversight is a major plus because you have someone to address concerns with and you have recourse when a care plan needs adjusting. Private duty care enables an individual to remain mostly independent in their own home for longer, instead of needing an Assisted Living Facility or Nursing Home care. In addition to having someone overseeing the caregivers and the care provided, the entire screening process of choosing credible and experienced aides is done for you. A licensed home health care provider will work to make the best match possible. Working with a licensed agency also ensures that an additional caregiver will be able to assist you should your regular caregiver be unavailable.