The Home Care Standards are written broadly in recognition of the emerging standards of care/services in this − the most frequent − type of care/services provided in the home. The varying parameters of state law and regulation for these services are taken into account. They recognize the scope of support services currently provided by organized entities and paid for by a variety of funding sources. The Home Care Standards speak to the quality of care and services delivered to support function of daily living typically provided to clients long-term over days, months or years. The standards address areas of quality performance that apply to all organizations seeking Home Care Accreditation, as well as three chapters dedicated to specific services including professional healthcare services, personal care services and companion and environmental services.