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What are companion care services for caregivers?

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With companion care services, people come into the home and help with daily life. Services can range from preparing meals and giving baths to sorting mail and paying bills. They may also do housework and make sure your loved one eats and exercises.

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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