From USA TODAY
3 things to know when hiring a home health care provider
In 2012, some 58,500 paid, regulated long-term care companies served about 8 million people in the U.S., some 4.7 million of whom received that care in their home. And more often than not, experts say those receiving that care – be it one, two or all of the basic activities of daily living – didn’t know the first thing about hiring a home health care provider. So what do you need to know should you ever need the services of a home health care provider? Get smart First, knowing whether you need home health care is a good start. Licensed home health aides provide hands-on personal care, but not medical care, in the home – activities such as bathing and dressing. If all you need is help with cooking and running errands, you might be better off hiring homemaker services, also referred to as personal care assistants or companions.
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