Resources for hiring a caregiver for a senior

Here are some places to look for advice about hiring a person to help care for parents.

AARP caregiving assistance. Articles, tools and discussions. Specific information about hiring can be found at AARP's Caregiving Resource Center's pages for:

-- Home care workers

-- In-home care providers

-- How to hire urgently needed in-home care

Alzheimers Assn. offers assistance 24 hours a day at its helpline, (800) 272-3900, providing brochures and information in several languages.

American Red Cross has a Family Caregiver Program. The program is aimed primarily at those who are delivering care, but offers topics such as home safety, healthful eating, bathing and legal and financial issues.

Caregiver Resource Centers are 11 California state centers offering help. Each Caregiver Resource Center serves as a point of entry to services available to in every county of California. Services are free or low cost.

-- Rosemary McClure

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