As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the number of people in need of home healthcare continues to grow. The search to find the right solution for loved ones leaves us with so many unanswered questions and unknowns. Can my mom and dad remain at home as they age? At what point should they be moved to an assisted living facility or will hiring a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) be sufficient? If they remain at home, what sort of equipment will I need to purchase? What needs to be done around the house to prevent falls? If I hire a private-duty, in-home caregiver, will I be required to pay employment tax? We at Home Care Assist have assembled a list of home health care resources found below, that we hope will provide useful resources in answering questions as you navigate along the journey to finding the perfect care solution.
Long-term Insurance and Home Care
Paying Employment Taxes, Qualifying for Medicare or Medicaid
Advocacy – Help for Aging and Retired Persons
- American Association of Retired Persons
- National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
- National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
- American Bar Association Commission on Law & Aging
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
- Elder Law Answers
Living Wills & Advance Directives – Do I Need One?
- What is an Advance Healthcare Directive or Living Will?
- State-by-State Advance Directives
- Forms List – Directives
- Questions About Power of Attorney
Signs and Prevention of Elder Abuse
- National Center on Elder Abuse
- Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect
- National Committee for The Prevention of Elder Abuse
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness, Know the Signs
Fall Prevention in the Home
- World Health Organization (WHO) Global Report on Falls Prevention in Older Age
- Fall Prevention Center for Excellence (FPCE)
- Learn Not To Fall