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Health and Care: Home Care: Informational Websites

State Listings:   CA / ME    (Official USPS State Abbreviations)


New Sign Avoid Home Health Care Mistakes wi describe what not to do when hiring home health care, including costs and other concerns for choosing home health care. Although this article discusses elder care, the tips are the same for people with disabilities, such as get references, don't assume a home health care agency will provide backup care, ask how they handle holidays, or look for hidden costs.

Home Care Online is a website of the National Association for Home Care. The site features an agency locator which allows consumers to search by city and state to locate a home care professional. The website also features information on how to locate a home care provider.

New Sign Wages for Direct Care Workers from the U.S. Department of Labor.

State Listings


California Registry offers a database of home health service providers located throughout California. The database offers information on Home Care Aide Organizations and Medicare/Medicaid Certified Home Health Agencies. This website also offers a number of links to related organizations and sources of information on home care.


Maine Bureau of Elder and Adult Services offers a comprehensive website section entitled "Home Care: Where to Find It," in which, many home health care resources can be found. The wesbite offers information on everything from adaptive technology and long term care assessments to home health providers and respite services. This is an excellent resource for anyone in need of home care within the state of Maine.

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