Online Information Center for Local and National Resources

Home Care and Home Health Care Services

*State and Area Agencies on Aging

Source: N4A


Links to State and Area Agencies on Aging in all 50 states; most include comprehensive list of local resources for seniors.

Eldercare Locator

Source: U.S. Administration on Aging


The first step to finding resources for older adults in any U.S. community.

Factsheet: Hiring a Home Helper

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners


Information on identifying your needs, working with an agency vs. private hire, and managing the relationship. Includes worksheet to use in hiring process.

Hiring In-Home Help

Source: Family Caregiver Alliance


Assessing your loved one's needs, finding the right service providers

Home and Community Based Care Resources for Veterans

Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


Information about home care, community-based services, medical foster home care, hospice and adult day services

Home Care Association of America


Webite offers consumer information for patients and caregivers about home care services.

Home Health Compare

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


Tool for comparing how well the home health agencies in your area care for their patients.

How to Select a Home Care Provider

Source: National Association for Home Care


Types of services, selecting the right provider, what to do if a problem develops

National Association for Home Care & Hospice


Consumer information from association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, and home care aide organizations.

Worksheet for Hiring a Home Helper

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners


Questions to ask when selecting a person to come into the home to help with personal care needs and household chores.