The marketing of home care has shifted into high gear

  • Weak home care rules victimize the frail, sick

    Home health care companies, which deploy more than 100,000 personal care assistants in Minnesota, operate without the kind of oversight that is routinely given to licensed care facilities such as nursing homes, and their workers are often low paid and poorly trained.

    Full storyFull story Updated Dec. 14, 2014

  • Graphic: Caregivers, tasks and who pays

    Home caregivers' dramatically expanded roll in performing health care tasks in the home and the costs associated with paying for...

    Full storyFull story Updated Aug. 17, 2014

  • Weighing the stats on personal-care attendants and nursing homes

    A look at the numbers, both monetary and population, comparing personal-care attendants and nursing homes in Minnesota and Nationally.

    Full storyFull story Updated Jun. 20, 2014

  • Independent resources on caregiving and help for older adults

    The following are several free and independent resources on caregiving and help for older adults:

    Senior LinkAge Line (1-800-333-2433): Free personal assistance to help families find community services or determine what kind of service might be helpful.

    Eldercare Partners: (651)-234-2262: Focuses on helping caregivers, including matching them with individual consultants in the Twin Cities area.

    CaregivingLink.org: Online resource on planning, arranging care, family issues and learning care tasks.

    Minnesota Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care: 1-800-657-3591: State advocacy office that addresses consumer concerns relating to in-home care, senior homes and Medicare hospital services.

    Full storyFull story Updated Dec. 16, 2014

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