What is on this Site & Where:
Site at a Glance

Site Contents:

Participate in Our Support Groups/ Forums at:

Site Map

Monthly Archives

To enlarge or decrease the typeface on this website, hold down the Control key on your keyboard, while scrolling your mouse.

Subscribe

Subscribe to our Free Newsletter and e-mail updates:

Subscribe

Contribute Content

Write and contribute articles, posts or other content to this Site, or share links to useful information and resources you have found with the HelpingYouCare® Community. Read How…

Advertise With Us/ Sponsor this Site

If you find any broken links on this Site, we will appreciate your reporting them to us:

Report Broken Links

Follow us on Twitter

» @HelpingYouCare Helping Caregivers

» @AnswersForCare Information & Resources on Care

» @VoicesForCare
On Health Care Reform

Selecting a Home Health Agency or Private Duty Aide

New Resources to Help Seniors & Those With Disabilities Stay Independent Provided under Affordable Care Act

Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius announced that $12.5 million in awards funded by the Affordable Care Act and the Older Americans Act will be made to local Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) to help . . . → Read More: New Resources to Help Seniors & Those With Disabilities Stay Independent Provided under Affordable Care Act

Share

Medicare Announces Inclusion of Patient Survey Data in Home Health Compare Tool

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on April 19 that the results of its ongoing survey of patients regarding their experiences with and ratings of Medicare-certified home health agencies, will now be available to consumers . . . → Read More: Medicare Announces Inclusion of Patient Survey Data in Home Health Compare Tool

Share

HHS Announces New Administration on Community Living to Help Seniors & Disabled Live At Home

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced Monday that it has established a new Administration on Community Living under HHS, which will be dedicated to “enhancing and improving the broad range of supports that individuals with . . . → Read More: HHS Announces New Administration on Community Living to Help Seniors & Disabled Live At Home

Share

National Home Care & Hospice March on Washington & Law Symposium, March 25-28, 2012

website. “Connect with your members of Congress and make them understand your patients’ needs. Tell them how home care can cut costs and right a health care system that’s run off the tracks. A train wreck will occur if . . . → Read More: National Home Care & Hospice March on Washington & Law Symposium, March 25-28, 2012

Share

Home care services: Questions to ask

If you’re considering home care services, here are some questions to ask regarding Qualifications, Quality of care, Costs, Understanding services, and Monitor your home care services From the Mayo Clinic staff

Share

Hiring Home Care Help

From National Caregivers Library A checklist for hiring help on your own Tips for interviewing with the prospective home care worker A checklist for once you have hired a home care worker »View Info

Share

Five Tips For Choosing A Non-Medical, Personal Care Provider

July 17, 2008, From Franchising.com. Five key, common sense tips for selecting home health care-help. »View Info

Share

Background Checks for Live In Caregivers, by Lincoln Nguyen

It is always a good idea to get a background check on individuals you plan to hire to take care of your elderly family member. Services such as Lexis-Nexus and Intelius provide criminal background checks for a minimal fee. . . . → Read More: Background Checks for Live In Caregivers, by Lincoln Nguyen

Share

How to Obtain a Background Check on an Applicant for a Caregiving Position?

If the applicant consents in writing, you can retain an independent company to perform a background check. Several private companies are in the business of providing such background checks. Here is one: »View Info Please let HelpingYouCare.com know of . . . → Read More: How to Obtain a Background Check on an Applicant for a Caregiving Position?

Share

The Joint Commission Selecting a Health Care Provider: Helping You Choose Quality Home Care and Hospice Services

by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The Joint Commission is a non-profit organization which evaluates (by performance based standards) and accredits over 15,000 healthcare organizations in the U.S., including hospitals, home health care, hospice providers, nursing . . . → Read More: The Joint Commission Selecting a Health Care Provider: Helping You Choose Quality Home Care and Hospice Services

Share

Eldercare Locator Fact Sheet: What Is Home Health Care?

From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. An introduction to the Home Health Care Industry, what services are provided, when is home health care appropriate, and tips for the caregiver on how to make sure that home . . . → Read More: Eldercare Locator Fact Sheet: What Is Home Health Care?

Share

How Do I Select the Right Home Care Provider?

Consumer Information from the National Association For Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), a primary industry association for the home health care industry. Provides “a checklist of questions to ask [potential home health care] providers and other individuals who may . . . → Read More: How Do I Select the Right Home Care Provider?

Share

Quality Check® search engine provided by the Joint Commission

The Joint Commission also provides a Quality Check® service, which is a search engine where you can find the Joint Commission’s evaluation of the healthcare organization you are considering. Accredited facilities are designated by the “Gold Seal” of the . . . → Read More: Quality Check® search engine provided by the Joint Commission

Share

Frequently Asked Questions About Home Health Care

Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Michigan. Basic information about Home Health Care and the types of Home Health Care providers, including some questions you may want to ask a prospective home health care agency. »View Info

Share

Home care services: Questions to ask

From MayoClinic.com Questions to ask about an agency’s qualifications and about the quality of care it provides, such as: Are the caregivers bonded and insured? Questions about costs such as, Is the agency approved or accepted by your HMO . . . → Read More: Home care services: Questions to ask

Share

Medicare – Home Health Compare

Provided online by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services at medicare.gov, the official U.S. government site for people with Medicare. This tool provides you with information on how well the home health agencies in your area care . . . → Read More: Medicare – Home Health Compare

Share

How Do I Hire a Home Care Employee?

From the National Family Caregiver Support Program, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Determining the Type of Care You Need: Housekeepers or Chore Workers, A Homemaker, A Home Health Aide, Certified Nurse Assistant, Or Nurses Aide General Eligibility . . . → Read More: How Do I Hire a Home Care Employee?

Share

Hiring an Independent Caregiver

a 12 page booklet by MetLife in cooperation with the National Alliance for Caregiving. An excellent discussion of how to go about finding and hiring your own independent caregiver to care for your elder at home. Includes issues to . . . → Read More: Hiring an Independent Caregiver

Share

A checklist for interviewing caregivers

by Marsha Seff, Union Tribune, July 26, 2008, from SignOnSanDiego.com. A checklist of questions to ask health care agencies, and a separate checklist of questions to ask independent caregivers, when interviewing to hire care-help at home. »View Info

Share

Questions You Should Ask Before You Decide on a Private Duty Caregiver

From The National Private Duty Association (NPDA), a trade association for private duty home health agencies and workers. When selecting a home care agency, here are some questions you should ask, research and consider. Also includes links to information . . . → Read More: Questions You Should Ask Before You Decide on a Private Duty Caregiver

Share

.............................................................................Back to Top...

Login to Post Comments



Register & Login above to post comments. Click here for Help. To join a Support Group, Register/ Login at CaregiversLikeUs.
ADVERTISEMENT:

The Fifteen Newest Updates on HelpingYouCare® As Of Today

New Posts on HelpingYouCare® by Day or Month

August 2014
M T W T F S S
« Dec    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Survey/ Opinion Poll

Participate in a brief
Survey/ Opinion Poll »

We publish the results of our periodic Surveys & Opinion Polls, anonymously. See Survey/ Opinion Poll Results ».

Contribute Content

Write and contribute articles, posts, or other content to this Site, or share links to useful information & resources you have found with the HelpingYouCare® Community.
Read How…

If you find any broken links on this Site, we will appreciate your reporting them to us:

Report Broken Links