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How To Find in-Home Care For Aging Parents

Watch more Aging & Health videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Discover ways to help your parents stay in their own home as they get older. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Consult your parents' physicians Consult with your parents' physicians. Ask for home health-care suggestions. Step 2: Check internet Check the internet for information on organizations such as AARP, Seniorcorp, and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Check companies' reputations and business practices with the Better Business Bureau. Tip Support groups for caregivers offer wonderful opportunities to share information and experiences. Step 3: Determine the status of the caregiver Find out whether potential care providers are from an employment agency, a home care agency or are independent contractors. Tip Home care agencies screen, train, insure, and supervise their staff. Step 4: Prepare a list of questions Ask the agency or contractor about their history, care provider selection process, background checks, drug testing policy, and monitoring and supervision procedures. Include any other relevant questions. Step 5: Develop an emergency procedure Work with a new provider to develop a standard procedure in case of an emergency. Step 6: Determine payment method Determine how the home care will be paid for. There are many options, and each has it's own provisions. Potential programs include Medicare and Medicaid, coverage under the Older Americans Act (OAA), Veteran's Administration (VA) coverage and private insurance. Did You Know? Did you know? Grandma Moses started painting in her late 70s, and 25 of 1,000 paintings were done after her 100th birthday.
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