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Web Resources:

Click the links below to access resource Web sites to find out more about quality in-home care as a consumer protection issue.

The Accidental Employer: Obligations of Trusts/Trustees When Using Placement Agencies to Meet Trust Obligations

Downloadable educational article available from NPDA explains and details what the necessary requirements are when using placement agencies to meet trust obligations. This is a trusted source.

Hiring a Caregiver Can Be Taxing

Article available on outlines various financial and legal risks possible when people decide to hire care providers for loved ones themselves.

Safe at Home? Research Report

The AARP’s Public Policy Institute issued a report focusing on federal and state approaches to background check screening of home care workers to protect vulnerable adults from harm. The full and brief reports are available to download.

National Center on Elder Abuse

The NCEA site offers fact sheets, statistics, news, resources, frequently asked questions, reporting numbers and more important information regarding elder abuse.


National Private Duty Association Position Paper

An article on the issues with hiring independent contractors from the National Private Duty Association. Note that this is a trusted source. 

Hiring a Caregiver for In-Home Help provides some applicable strategies and helpful hints for finding the right person or service to care for loved ones in their homes.

Choosing In-Home Care offers useful advice for weighing available in-home care options in this informative article.

Neglect of Older Persons: An Introduction to Legal Issues Related to Caregiver Duty and Liability

An introduction to legal issues related to liability for neglect of older persons, the goal of this downloadable PDF is to provide information on the duty and liability of caregivers, courtesy of the National Center on Elder Abuse.

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