Finding a Home Health Aide

doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000311182.28841.df
Department: Resource Central

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 50 million people provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend during any given year. Thankfully, there are many organizations that can help you locate a home health aide and coordinate your loved one's care, even from a distance:

Alliance of Information and Referral Systems: airs.org

Family Caregiver Alliance: caregiver.org

Caring from a Distance: cfad.org

Medicare-Approved Home Health Compare: medicare.gov

The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations: jointcommission.org

National Association of Professional Geriatric Case Managers: caremanager.org

National Family Caregivers Association: nfcacares.org

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