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Background on Home Health Care from ElderCare Locator

Home health care may include occupational and physical therapy, speech therapy, and even skilled nursing. It may involve helping the elderly with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and eating. Or it may include assistance with cooking, cleaning, other housekeeping jobs, and monitoring one’s daily regimen of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Read on for more background on home health care.

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Home Health Compare Tool from Medicare

Get the address, telephone number and other important information for all Medicare-certified Home Health Agencies in the United States. You can also find quality of care information that can be used to help you compare home health agencies.

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Nursing Home Compare Tool from Medicare

The Nursing Home Compare Tool provides detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.

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ElderCare Search

The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, helps individuals find information on services in their area. It links to state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. A toll free number to speak with an eldercare specialist is listed.

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Total Living Choices Facility Finder

Use the Facility Finder to find a nursing home, assisted living facility, adult family home and more. You can search by your payment method (not every center takes Medicare or Medicaid) and whether an Alzheimer’s care center is needed. The results generally consist of a facility name, address and contact number.

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Nursing Home Evaluation Checklist from AARP

Take this 3-pages checklist with you during your nursing home evaluation visits. Questions include staff- to- patient ratios, residents’ activities, and whether the food served looks good.

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