I return to the Eldercare Locator site often, as I get so many questions about long-distance caregiving. You'll find it permanently parked along the right margin of this blog, as well as on my agencies and links page on the main Minding Our Elders Web site. But it bears repeating: If you are looking for agencies to care for your elders, and you are not in the area to check everything out, a good start is The Eldercare Locator. This is a government site, and a great tool for your caregiving toolbox.
When you go the "The Eldercare Locator" you will get the following welcome. It's not intimidating, so go ahead and read.
"Welcome to the Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.
You may find the information resources you need by following the directions below or you may speak to an Eldercare Locator information specialist by calling toll-free at 1-800-677-1116 weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (ET). Spanish-speaking Information Specialists are on duty."