There are several companies out there who advertise free referrals for senior care services. These include home health care, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, nursing homes and more. While this can be an excellent service when done by the right person, there are a few things you need to look out for. One is whether the company does any kind of review or follow-up on the services they are referring. Many times they will refer any company who pays to have their service advertised.
You also need to be careful of the motivation of the referral source. Often times, a referral source will make a recommendation to service based on who is paying them the best for each referral. Make sure you are careful that your parents are getting the best service for them, and not what is best for the referral source.