Locating Providers

TLC for kids for children under 12

People involved with your family member’s care

Neighbors, Family, Friends

Church or synagogue

Doctor's office


School bus driver

Classroom aide



Provider List


Choosing Candidates

Telephone Screening

Face-to-face interview with provider and recipient

Ask for and check references

Evaluate costs and financing


Write contract

Detail specific expectations of services and needs


Trying out providers

while you are home

for short periods away from home

for longer periods away