The Alliance is pleased to announce the publication of the 2014 edition of the Guide to Private Home Care Services, which will begin shipping next week.
New this year, the Guide has been split into three regional editions:
Boston & Northeastern Massachusetts (covering Essex, Middlesex, and Suffolks, as well as the city of Brookline);
South-of-Boston, Cape, and Islands (covering Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties); and
Central & Western Massachusetts (covering Worcester, Franklin, Hampshire, and Berkshire counties);
The new system greatly streamlines the user experience, showing customers and families agencies who provide service where it’s needed without overwhelming them with information. The county-by-county cross-references have also been revamped, and our popular “The Agency Advantage” essay (explaining the benefits of working with an agency instead of a direct hire) is now prominently featured on the rear cover.
Copies will begin shipping next week. Additional copies will be available for order on our website shortly.
The Alliance will begin shipping copies of its new 2013 Guide to Private Home Care Services next week.
The Guide is designed to educate clients and families about their private home care options and to help them choose from our 132 member agencies that accept private pay, including those who have completed our Agency Accreditation Program. Contents include:
Understanding What Home Care Is;
Understanding the Agency Advantage (New!);
Assessing Your Needs;
Exploring Payment Options;
Knowing About Agency Accreditation;
Finding & Interviewing Agencies;
Agency Profiles of 132 Private Care Agencies
County-By-County Cross Reference
The Alliance will ship copies of the Guide to all members, as well as every hospital case management office, Aging Service Access Point (ASAP), Council on Aging (COA), Geriatric Care Manager (GCM), Veterans’ Center, and dozens of other referral sources. Additional copies are available for order on our website, as is a downloadable PDF version. Guides are always available free of charge with no shipping charges on copies of 50 or less.