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Mission Statement

To advance and defend home care services as the preferred care option for Missouri communities; To provide information exchange and education essential to the success of member agencies and the home care industry; To monitor and affect the legislative and regulatory processes as they pertain to the home care industry; and To provide leadership in ethical business practices and sustain the highest professional standards of client care.

Promotion of Understanding

The primary activity of MCHS is to promote the general understanding of the values of home care services throughout the state of Missouri.

  1. To provide a central source of information and a medium from which knowledge and experience regarding home care services can be gathered and made available to members and other interested parties.
  2. To encourage, guide and advise communities in organizing or extending home care services.
  3. To promote the development of standards in the delivery of home care services.
  4. To work with national, state, local and other organizations to promote greater understanding of home care services.


  1. To identify needs for applicable research and when feasible to conduct or participate in such research.
  2. To publish and/or distribute reports, educational and/or promotional materials concerning home care services.
  3. To sponsor conferences and seminars dealing with the issues of home care in Missouri.
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