Home Care Resources


QUESTIONS to ASK a home care agency

When searching for a reputable home-care, it is important to ask careful and thorough questions. We want to be sure you are well-informed. This list of questions are from a third-party entity so that you can have objective questions to ask any home care agency. It is a helpful resource in your search for home care options. Any reputable company should be able to answer these queries.

It is important to know the difference between an independent contractor vs. employee when hiring a caregiver through an agency. The National Private Duty Association - NPDA (now Private Duty Home Care Association - PDHCA) is a national voice for organizations that provide private duty home care services. This position paper outlines the risks of using registries or employment agencies that assign “independent contractors” as caregivers. When looking for a home care company, be sure to ask if the caregivers are employees or independent contractors.

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the largest and most respected professional association representing the interests of chronically ill, disabled, and dying Americans of all ages and the caregivers who provide them with in-home health and hospice services.

BenefitsCheckUp is a FREE online service that helps thousands every day to find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services. Fill out the simple questionnaire to find programs that can assist you or your loved ones.

Aging In Place connects seniors, families, and caretakers with the information and professional support they need to make the best decisions for their physical, emotional, and financial well-being. This article includes helpful information about home care options as well as many other excellent resources for decision making.