- Home Care Agencies
- What types of home care services are available?
- Types of cancer-related care that may be provided at home
- Who pays for home care?
- How can I find a home care agency?
- What should I ask when looking into a home care agency?
- What do I do about quality of care complaints?
- Patient’s Bill of Rights
- To learn more
To learn more
More information from your American Cancer Society
Here’s more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.
Managing care at home
Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)
Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (also in Spanish)
More on finances and legal issues
In Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families (also in Spanish)
Informed Consent (also in Spanish)
Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at cancer.org/bookstore to find out about costs or to place an order.
National organizations and Web sites*
Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)
Web site: www.nahc.org
Has a Home Care/Hospice Locator that covers over 20,000 home care and hospice agencies, as well as information on how to choose an agency
Visiting Nurse Associations of America
Toll-free number: 1-888-866-8773 (Use this number if unable to use Web site, press “0” to reach an operator)
Web site: www.vnaa.org
To find a Visiting Nurse Association in your area
The Joint Commission
Toll-free number: 1-800-994-6610 (to file a complaint about an accredited organization or program)
Web site: www.jointcommission.org
Quality Check, a guide to approved health care organizations in the United States can be found at www.qualitycheck.org or call 630-792-5800
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)
Toll-free number: 1-800-677-1116
Web site: www.n4a.org
Provides the Eldercare Locator, which can help you find local support services
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Toll-free number: 1-800-633-4227 (1-800-MEDICARE)
Web site: www.cms.hhs.gov
The Medicare and Home Health Care booklet can be ordered by phone or read online. You can also find and compare Medicare-participating home health agencies online.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Toll-free number: 1-800-827-1000
Web site: www.va.gov
To find VA-operated home health agencies
Internal Revenue Service
Toll-free number: 1-800-829-4933
Web site: www.irs.gov
To find out about payroll taxes, Social Security, and other laws about employing home caregivers or domestic help on your own
No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Last Medical Review: 05/08/2013
Last Revised: 05/08/2013