Below, you'll find links to other sites that we hope you'll find useful. Should you have any questions, feel free to call our office at any time.
coastlineelderly.org - A private non-profit Area Agency on Aging (AAA) in Greater New Bedford area.
bristolelder.org - A private non-profit Aging Services Access Points (ASAP) for the Greater Fall River, Taunton & Attleboro areas.
oc-elderly.org - A private non-profit Aging Services Access Points (ASAP) for Plymouth & surrounding areas.
alz.org - The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s Care, support and research.
aarp.org - The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is a non-profit organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives as they age.
ahaf.org - The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) is a registered non-profit organization that funds research seeking cures for Alzheimer’s disease, age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma, and provides the public with information about risk factors, preventative lifestyles, available treatments and coping strategies.
caregivershome.com - A leading source of information and advice for elderly care giving.
lifelinesystems.com - Personal emergency alert service
medicalalarmsusa.com - Personal emergency alert service.
enoshomemedical.com - Home oxygen and medical supplies.
womenshealth.gov – Type in caregivers stress to view links of support for caregivers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123742280124379005.html Wall Street Journal article on what you should know if hiring a private caregiver
When hiring an independent caregiver verses a licensed agency:
Knowledge is power! Browse the links below for answers to your questions and concerns.
The Client is responsible for recruiting and interviewing the applicants
The Client is responsible for performing background and reference checks
The Client is responsible for taxes, insurance and benefits
The Client is responsible for supervising, dismissing and replacing an inappropriate caregiver
There is no guarantee of clinical training or experience
The Client is responsible if injured by the caregiver
There is no guarantee of a back-up system in place should the caregiver be unable to work
The Client can be held liable for all medical expenses and disability coverage if a private caregiver is injured while working for you and even the possibility of a lawsuit
The Client’s care is not monitored by anyone