As there is a growing demand for home health care, this USA Today article offers key tips for navigating one of the nation’s fastest-growing job forces.
In 2012 alone, approximately 4.7 million people in the U.S. received a form of long-term care in their homes, notes USA Today.
- Linda Fodrini-Johnson, the founder and executive director of Eldercare Services states ” Look for a licensed care agency that has at least five years’ experience and meets all the state’s licensing laws.” And, she says, “Be sure they have a clear agreement for services to sign before starting services.”
- Make sure you have calculated all your options for paying for this care. She also recommends checking your long-term insurance restrictions on home health care.
- Determine the appropriate person to coordinate care on your behalf.