Caregiving advice from the BBB: build a trusted network

Friday, November 21, 2014

By: Greater Cincinnati Better Business Bureau

BBB Torch Award
Council on Aging is a receipient of the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics

How do you show your loved one in need of a caregiver that you care? 

Many of us know first-hand how family and friends rally around a loved one in need of daily health care. Daily health care means helping with medical appointments or errands, or as age or diseases advance, helping with personal care such as dressing or bathing. Family, neighbors, co-workers, and health professionals provide support, making them part of your care giving network. But what if you need someone outside your care giving network to step in and help take care of your loved one?

You want someone you can trust and rely on, so:

  • visit and use our website to look up care giving organizations,
  • give us a call: (513) 421-3015. We are here to assist you with looking for caregivers. We can always read you BBB Reviews over the phone or mail them directly to you. We can also mail you a list of accredited businesses under a specific industry such as home health services, and 
  • ask the organizations when you call if they are Accredited with BBB.

The key to caregiving success is working together cooperatively with a group of caregivers from your trusted network. BBB is here to help build that circle of trust.