5 places to look for homecare help and nursing assistance

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Ever feel like you could use a second set of hands for all those daily caregiving tasks? From bathing and feeding, to help with incontinence care, finding the right people to assist you can make all the difference. Plus, with a little help, you just might catch a breather every now and again.

Here’s a few useful resources to consider.

  1. The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A), a non-profit organization dedicated to older adults and people with disabilities provides a wealth of information and community resources throughout the U.S.
  2. As part of N4A, ElderCareLocator helps connect you with resources in your local area—from in-home services, to legal assistance and transportation. Whether you need help with home delivered meals or a homecare aide, consider it a resource. 1
  3. Have you considered adult day care services? Depending on the program, some offer health monitoring and occupational or physical therapy. National Adult Day Services Association(NADSA) can assist with choosing an adult day center, the costs, and where to search for centers in your area. 2 The ElderCareLocatortool also provides you with local adult day programs—simply enter your zip code and the desired service. 1
  4. Family Caregiver Alliance offers ideas about where to look for homecare workers, how to write a job contract, and what to look for when hiring someone to care for your family member. 3
  5. Don’t forget to check in with your local senior centers and YMCA facilities too. Local recreational centers also offer activities and excursions designed for older adults.

Reference: 1. http://www.eldercare.gov/eldercare.net/public/index.aspx 2. http://nadsa.org 3. https://caregiver.org

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