I found a copy of B and L at my wife’s neurologist’s office and subscribed to it. This magazine is a free publication and comes out six times a year.
The website I used to read this article on-line is
www.brainandlife.org. Then scroll down to find the article. Hope this is helpful to some of you.
CAREGIVING JUNE/JULY 2021
BY PAUL WYNN
Expert Advice for Finding the Right Home Health Aide
I had signed up for email notifications from B & L but unsubscribed to the emails as I’m mostly interested in dementia/ALZ articles. As with any magazine, there may be a couple months with nothing that keeps my interest, Then the next one is full of articles I want/need. No, they did not bombard me with ads, etc that I can recall. No snail mail either.
As for grants, check with your local Dept on Aging or the Alzheimer Association. The grant I have I applied for in February and was approved for $3,000 to reimburse me for payments made to Home Instead. This money only covers respite care for me. It doesn’t pay for anything my wife may need. Once the $3,000 is spent (over a certain time limit) I have to wait until next February to apply again.
Do you ever get correspondence or solicitations? Sometimes that happens with freebies.
Thanks for sharing this. I might give it a try, assuming that you haven't been pestered with comparable solicitations or spinoffs from the magazine.
I subscribed for years to CURE, which addressed multiple aspects of cancer, ranging from chemical analysis of treatments to very helpful coping strategies. I don't recall ever getting solicitations from anything comparable; it was definitely a valuable resource.
I'm also interested in what kind of grant you got for assistance for your wife. Other than support from the VA, I wasn't aware of grants for home care. I confess though that I never checked to see if any were available.