Sunday, March 23, 2008

When your parent needs help fast

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1. To find a caregiver in your area, visit these sites.
Home Health Compare

Assist Guide Information Services, or AGIS, can link you to home health care aides, nurses, doctors, nutritionists and more.

Caring from a Distance
Providing Care at Home
3. A geriatric care manager may help.
The National Association of Geriatric Care Managers can help you find a professional in your desired location.
4. Find home health care experts where you live.
The National Family Caregivers Association lists experts in your area who specialize in family caregiving issues.
5. Set up a Web site for your family.
Care Central allows you to set up a communications Web site so everyone knows what's going on.
Many more sites offer general information about finding a home caregiver. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' ElderCare site has information on everything from health insurance counseling to prescription assistance. This site has good general information.
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