Home care provides a wide range of health care and social services to the patient and teaches families to help care for their family member. Patients and/or family members may directly contact home care agencies in order to access services. Your physician may also make recommendations about home care and, if needed, will provide the necessary medical orders for home care services. Medicare and Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) can cover home care services for people who meet certain eligibility criteria. For more information on home health care agencies outside Missoula County, or how to access HCBS, contact the Area Agency on Aging closest to you at 1-800-551-3191.