A Primer on Home Care

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Web Resources:

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Compare cost of home care with other long-term care options
US News and World Report reports on the seventh annual cost of care survey by GenWorth Financial, a major seller of long-term care insurance.

A home health care primer
The National Family Caregivers Association provides this excellent overview of home care.

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 is about Michigan specifically, it is a good explanation of 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.