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Tips for Seniors to Find and Hire an In-home Caregiver
There are many reasons why elder companions / elder caregivers are hired to support an elderly person and his/her family. This guide will help you Find and hire the right caregiver.
Assistance for Caregivers
The Office of Personal Management (OPM) Work/Life Handbook of Elder Care Resources
This federal website lists a variety of publications on topics related to caregivers in the workplace, including information on home care, long-distance caregiving, services in the community, nursing homes, and financial, insurance, and long-term care related materials.
This federal website provides families, caregivers, and professionals with information about the National Family Caregiver Support Program, including where you can turn for support and assistance and where to find services for caregivers.
This section of the Eldercare Locator includes resources and publications related to support for caregivers. It includes links to the Administration on Aging Caregiver Resource Room, the Alzheimer’s Resource Room, as well as Internet Notes on more than 60 aging-related issues.
This organization’s website is a central source of information and technical assistance on caregiving and long-term care for policy makers, health and service providers, media, program developers, funders, and families. The site contains many resources for caregivers and providers including fact sheets, research, and policy studies. The Family Caregiver Alliance operates the National Center on Caregiving (NCC).
The NAC’s website provides publications and information about caregiving and surveys on the status of caregiving. The NAC is a coalition of national organizations focusing on issues related to and in support of family caregivers. NAC conducts research, policy analysis, program development, and public awareness programs.
This website, developed by the Family Caregiver Alliance and the National Alliance for Caregiving, provides information and resources for family caregivers.
The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)
The NFCA’s website includes resources to link and support family caregivers through the stories project and a caregiver bulletin board. The NFCA focuses on public awareness and caregiver education and support, especially as it relates to helping family caregivers work effectively with health care providers.