Benefits of Home Care
Downloadable Tools and Tips:
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- Making a Decision for Type of Care: At-Home or a Move Elsewhere
- When Faced with Care Needs… Consider the Individual. Consider the Situation.
- The Many Benefits of In-Home Care
Below are links to a variety of resources that discuss home care, and have definitions and explanations of terms. Independence-4-Seniors also provides in-home assessments in DuPage county that will assist in determining the level of care needed. Simply call us at (630) 323-4665 or email us to schedule a convenient time for us to visit your home.
Home Care Association of America
Another resource to find home care providers in a specific geographic area.
Tips from the National Institute on Aging
“There’s No Place Like Home – For Growing Old” offers helpful advice for seniors who wish to stay in their own homes and receive care. There is even a downloadable PDF on this site that contains the same helpful information.
Research on Long-Term Care
A myriad of research has been conducted by the lead Federal agency charged with supporting and conducting health services research, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR). Some of this exhaustive research reflects on the benefits of home care versus institutional care. Access a complete list with links here.
Options for Home Care Services
Although focused on Alzheimer’s care, this informative list explains the various options for care, both in-home and institutional.
Hiring Private Duty Home Care Workers: Why Work Through an Agency?
This informative article details the pros of using an agency for privately paid in-home care services.
A Simple Explanation of Home Care
This eHow article contains an easy to understand explanation of home care and includes links to other related articles.