5 Steps to Getting Help From a Home Care Agency

A home health aide who helps provide nonmedical care to a loved one can be a great way to provide some relief to a caregiver.

A home health aid works with a patient.
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Being a caregiver is a stressful, nonstop job so finding a nonmedical home care service to help out can be a blessing. But you also need to find the right person to care for your loved one.

Here are five steps to take to help you find a home care aide who can provide some much needed and well-deserved relief.

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Managing Editor, Kiplinger's Retirement Report

Siskos is an old hat with the Kiplinger brand. More than a decade ago, she spent eight years writing about personal finance for Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, including a monthly column—Starting Out—that served young adults. That was in her salad days. Now she's turned her attention to an audience she hopes to join in a decade or so: retirees. Siskos is the managing editor for Kiplinger's Retirement Report. In between, she broadened her personal-finance repertoire with real estate and investing stories at Old-House Journal, Investing Daily and U.S. News. She comes to Kiplinger by way of the Newseum, where she worked as an exhibit editor.