Helping Grandmother WalkWhen it is up and running this summer, the state’s In-Home Care Registry will provide a way to research the backgrounds of in-home care workers.

Strongly supported by AARP, the registry will eventually provide an online listing of in-home care providers and will include such information as education and training. Each provider on the list has passed a criminal background check.

More than 9,000 in-home care providers assist older West Virginians, with the number expected to grow dramatically in coming years. AARP worked with the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services and the legislature to establish the registry for families selecting caregivers.

Learn more by calling the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services toll-free at 877-987-3646.

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