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How can Area Agency on Aging help with caregiving?

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Your local agency on aging offers free referrals to elder care services in your community. These include adult day care, in-home care, senior transportation, senior meals, and legal help. To find local information, call 800-677-1116 or visit www.eldercare.gov.

AARP: "Villages Take Root Around Virginia," "9 Need-to-Know Technologies for Caregivers," "About Continuing Care Retirement Communities," "Hiring Someone to Help With Home Care."

AARP Public Policy Institute: "Valuing the Invaluable: 2011 Update, The Growing Contributions and Costs of Family Caregiving."

Eldercare Locator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Adult Daycare."

Amy Goyer, AARP's family, caregiving, and multigenerational issues expert; author, , Rosetta Books, 2013. Juggling Work and Caregiving

Medicare.gov: "Home health care: what it is and what to expect."

Suzanne Mintz, founder, Family Caregiver Advocacy; author, Capital Books, 2007. A Family Caregiver Speaks Up,

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging: "Home and Community-Based Services."

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers: "What You Need to Know.”

Get Palliative Care: “Frequently Asked Questions.”

National Public Radio: “For Some, Pre-Hospice Care Can Be a Good Alternative to Hospitals.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on May 05, 2017

AARP: "Villages Take Root Around Virginia," "9 Need-to-Know Technologies for Caregivers," "About Continuing Care Retirement Communities," "Hiring Someone to Help With Home Care."

AARP Public Policy Institute: "Valuing the Invaluable: 2011 Update, The Growing Contributions and Costs of Family Caregiving."

Eldercare Locator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Adult Daycare."

Amy Goyer, AARP's family, caregiving, and multigenerational issues expert; author, , Rosetta Books, 2013. Juggling Work and Caregiving

Medicare.gov: "Home health care: what it is and what to expect."

Suzanne Mintz, founder, Family Caregiver Advocacy; author, Capital Books, 2007. A Family Caregiver Speaks Up,

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging: "Home and Community-Based Services."

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers: "What You Need to Know.”

Get Palliative Care: “Frequently Asked Questions.”

National Public Radio: “For Some, Pre-Hospice Care Can Be a Good Alternative to Hospitals.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on May 05, 2017

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