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Resources

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, through Medicare.gov, provides a website that is dedicated to providing detailed information about Medicare-certified home health agencies. The link is:

www.medicare.gov/HHCompare

The United States Department Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics has provided a section for Home Health Aides and Personal Home Care Aides in the Occupational Outlook Handbook (2010-2011 Edition). This overview covers nature of the work, training, employment, job outlook, projections, earnings/wages, etc. for Home Health Aides and Personal Home Care Aides. The link is:

www.bls.gov/oco/ocos326.htm

The National Association of Home Care and Hospice is the nation’s largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices and home care aide organizations.
The link is:

www.nahc.org

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. The link is:

www.cdc.gov

Hospice care is provided to patients who have a limited life expectancy. Although most hospice patients are cancer patients, hospices accept anyone regardless of age or type of illness. These patients have also made a decision to spend their last months at home or in a homelike setting. The link is:

www.hospicenet.org

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." The link is:

www.americanheart.org