Click the links below to access resource websites to learn more about the basics of home care.
US News and World Report reports on the seventh annual cost of care survey by GenWorth Financial, a major seller of long-term care insurance.
This site provides an informational article plus links to other articles on helping one determine when home care is appropriate.
The National Family Caregivers Association provides this excellent overview of home care.
This is the official US Government booklet about Medicare home health care benefits for people with original Medicare.
A simple comparison chart shows how home health care and home care differ.
This is a good explanation of the differences in home care and home health care and gives some good examples of how to determine which one is appropriate for care needs.
Within the scope of care when paying for services, this article gives a good explanation of the differences in hiring an agency and using independent contractors or referral/registries.
This fact sheet on home care paid for privately is an up to date report on the industry with some good statistics about aging and the growing need for home care.