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According to the National Council on Aging, Inc., it’s wise to start the process of choosing a caregiver by determining what kinds of services would be most useful. One way to do this is to:
  1. Identify what the person can currently do and where help may be needed;
  2. Evaluate what help family members can provide; and
  3. Figure out what additional assistance is required.
When you can clarify what services are needed, it will help you find the right solution. You can often find caregivers by talking to friends, clergy, physicians, hospital discharge planners, and other people who have used or are using caregiving services. You can also turn to your local agency on aging when choosing a caregiver. When interviewing caregiver agencies, these are among the questions you should ask:
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