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A Primer on Home Care

When is home care appropriate?
This site provides an informational article plus links to other articles on helping one determine when home care is appropriate.

Explaining Medicare home health care
This is the official US Government booklet about Medicare home health care benefits for people with original Medicare.

What’s the difference between home care and home health care?
A simple comparison chart shows how home health care and home care differ.

Information to help determine which type of home care is most appropriate
Although this downloadable PDF pertains to Michigan, it explains the differences in home care and home health care, and gives some good examples of how to determine which one is appropriate for care needs.

Differences between full-service home care agencies, private hires and referral agencies
When paying for home care services, this article gives a good explanation of the differences in hiring an agency and using independent contractors or referral/registries.