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In-home Help

Family caregivers can’t do it all.  Sometimes you need to hire additional help to support your aging family member.  The resources below can assist you in finding and hiring paid caregivers. 


Homecare Providers in the CVCOA Service Area – list of agencies that offer homecare services in central Vermont. Click here for a PDF copy.


Senior Companions – older volunteers who provide friendship to elders and assistance with simple chores. For more information contact the Senior Helpline at 1-800-642-5119 or cvcoa@cvcoa.org


Vermont Direct Care Worker Registry – RewardingWork.org registry provides a current list of homecare workers looking for employment.

Searches can be narrowed geographically and by other criteria. No background checks have been conducted – that is the responsibility of the person doing the hiring. Links to state agencies providing these background checks are included on the website.

You must set up a free user account to use the registry. Enter 123856 for “Access Code” and CVCOA for “Affiliated Organization”. 



Employing a Caregiver in Your Home: Important Information You Should Know – booklet outlines tax responsibilities of an employer. Distributed by the Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Click here for a PDF copy.


Hiring In-Home Help – factsheet prepared by Family Caregiver Alliance outlines how to employ a home care worker and the pros and cons of hiring a home care worker independently or through an agency. Click here.