Intercity Homemaker Services, founded in 1972, is an independent community-based agency providing home care services to clients, such as physicians, patients, family and friends. It offers staffing to Visiting Nurse Associations and to the home care corporations. It provides 24-hours service serving more than 100 communities in metropolitan Boston, the North Shore, and the Merrimack Valley, Mass. Its staff of caregivers includes homemakers, personal care homemakers, certified home health aides and companions, and offer housekeeping services, including cooking, laundry, cleaning and shopping. It provides personal care services, such as washing, bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene, and home management, errands and companionship for disabled people. The agencies services also include nursing assessment, supervision, nursing visits, and care and medication management. The agency does a pre-employment criminal background check of all its staffs for client s safety. Intercity Homemaker Services is headquartered in Malden, Mass.