Resources Library

Below are links to a variety of resources that discuss home care and explain industry related terms.

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Tips from the National Institute on Aging
“There’s No Place Like Home – For Growing Old” offers helpful advice for seniors who wish to stay in their own homes and receive care – the information can also be downloaded as a PDF.

Research on Long-Term Care
Extensive research has been conducted by the lead Federal agency charged with supporting and conducting health services research, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR). Some of this exhaustive research reflects on the benefits of home care versus institutional care. Access a complete list with links.

Options for Home Care Services
Although focused on Alzheimer’s care, this informative list explains the various options for care, both in-home and institutional.

Hiring Private Duty Home Care Workers: Why Work Through an Agency?
This informative article details the pros of using an agency for privately paid in-home care services.

A Simple Explanation of Home Care
This eHow article contains an easy to understand explanation of home care and includes links to other related articles.

The SPRY (Setting Priorities for Retirement Years) Foundation
The SPRY Foundation works with partner organizations to translate evidence-based research into applied settings; and, based on such experiences, develops strategies and policies that have national implications.

The Family Caregiving Alliance as a Resource
This organization presents an overview of the different options available to caregivers and persons with cognitive disorders and other chronic health conditions. Organizations listed throughout this site can help locate specific services. A good explanation of different types of assistance is listed here.