Older Adults Share What Helps Them Trust a Home Care Provider

Researchers at the Rehabilitation and Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability interviewed 24 older adults who received at least 4 days of caregiving each week. Half of the participants lived in independent living facilities, such as senior living communities, and had hired individual care providers, while the other half lived in assisted living facilities that normally provided supportive services. All of the participants received housekeeping assistance, and at least half of them received assistance with laundry, meal preparation, medications, or bathing.