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What type of companies hire caregivers for elderly patients?

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Home care and visiting nurse agencies provide caregivers to clients needing care for elderly patients in their homes. Nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and nursing agencies hire caregivers for patients in hospitals, hospices, nursing homes and retirement communities.

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Some home-care companies are Home Instead Senior Care, Right at Home and Care Compare.

Eldercare may include companionship; help with housecleaning, cooking and errands; personal care, such as assistance with eating, dressing and bathing; and medication management and nursing care. A caregiver may be a registered nurse, a certified nursing assistant, a home health or personal care aide or simply someone who enjoys working with seniors.

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