Frequently Asked Questions2024-04-14T16:19:59+00:00

Common Questions

Navigating the ins and outs of home care can be challenging and understanding your loved one’s needs can add to the confusion. To provide clarity, we’ve compiled the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) to address common concerns. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

What is Home Care?2023-09-29T15:21:08+00:00

Home care typically refers to any type of care provided in the patient’s home, but can also refer to assistance provided at an assisted living facility, rehab setting or even bedside at a hospital.

Florida First Senior Home Care refers home health aides and nursing assistants who can provide for a wide range of needs, including companionship, light housekeeping, errands, driving and assistance with daily activities such as dressing, bathing or toileting. Caregivers are available on an hourly or live-in basis.

This care allows individuals to remain safely and independently in their homes for longer than they might otherwise be able to.

Affiliates of ours can provide skilled nursing, as well as physical, speech or occupational therapists.

Why Use Florida First Senior Home Care?2023-09-29T15:21:08+00:00

The caregivers we refer to our clients’ homes provide essential care to the most valued members of our community with compassion and dignity.

Trusted by physicians and geriatric care professionals, we treat every client and family with a level of respect and professionalism that sets us apart.

What is a Long-Term Care Insurance Policy?2023-09-29T15:21:24+00:00

A long-term care policy, or a life insurance policy with long-term care benefits, can help pay for the cost of in-home care.

These policies come in all different typesand we are happy to help you figure out what your policy includes. Let our experts help you maximize the benefits you’ve already paid for! Call us for a no-obligation consultation.

How Much Does Home Care Cost?2023-09-29T15:21:08+00:00

The cost of care is determined by the hours and specific skills required to meet your loved one’s needs.

Home care can be covered by long term care insurance policies or other third-party payor sources such as Veterans’ Benefits, Union Benefits, Medicaid, or certain Medicare Advantage plans.

What Are The Advantages To Working With a Homecare Agency or Nurse Registry, As Opposed To Hiring an Aide Privately?2023-09-29T15:21:08+00:00

Working with a home health agency or nurse registry can provide you with peace of mind that a private aide cannot.

One key advantage is that we can send a back-up caregiver to your loved one’s home if their primary aide cannot make it one day for any reason. We will help ensure that no matter the circumstances, care will not be disrupted.

Another reason to work with a home healthcare agency or registry is that if you work with an aide privately, you may be responsible for payroll and withholding taxes, caregiver vetting and screening, as well as for ensuring that you or the caregiver carries sufficient liability insurance. By working with us, you would not have to worry about any of these.

How Are Caregivers Screened?2023-09-29T15:21:08+00:00

Every home aide or nursing assistant we work with is fully licensed, professionally insured and undergoes a complete federal background check.

We also keep close track of which caregivers have experience with dementia or Alzheimer’s patients, as well as other skills such as cooking or language proficiencies.

What is an In-Home Assessment?2023-09-29T15:21:37+00:00

In order to help you assess the needs and best care arrangement for yourself or a loved one, one of our staff Geriatric Care Managers can visit the prospective client’s home.

We’ll inquire about your health, evaluate at the physical environment for potential risks and then recommend a care plan customized to your needs.

There is no obligation to receive care after an assessment and you will not be billed for the visit; it is a courtesy on our part to help ensure the safety of our valued neighbors.

Can Caregiving Services Include Transportation?2023-09-29T15:21:09+00:00

Yes, along with other services, caregivers can provide transportation and escort clients to doctor’s appointments, the grocery store, events, to run errands, etc.

Can Caregivers Provide Services Outside of Private Homes?2023-10-06T17:12:20+00:00

In addition to providing in-home care, our network of caregivers can travel to assisted living facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, or any other location the client needs.

Do Caregivers You Refer Provide Nursing Services?2023-09-29T15:21:09+00:00

We work with a network of RNs (registered nurses) and LPNs (licensed practical nurses) who can provide in-home specialized nursing services, such as wound care, medication managementand assessments in addition to the general caregiver services we provide.

Do Caregivers You Refer Provide Hospice Care?2023-09-29T15:21:09+00:00

The caregivers we refer do not provide hospice or palliative care at Florida First Senior Home Care. But, at Florida First Senior Home Care, we are happy to offer referrals of caregivers who can provide long-term in-home health services for you or a loved one.

Do Caregivers You Refer Offer Overnight Care?2023-09-29T15:21:09+00:00

Florida First Senior Home Care can refer caregivers who provide 24-hour services, so overnight care can be made available. Caregivers can work at any time that your loved one needs in-home assistanceand we are available 24/7 by phone for support and to answer any questions you may have.

Do You Accept Insurance?2023-09-29T15:22:41+00:00

In order to make care accessible to those who need it, all forms of long-term care insurance that you may have are accepted. If you do not have a long-term care policy, private payments are also accepted.

What Certifications Do Caregivers You Refer Have?2023-09-29T15:21:09+00:00

Prior to being eligible to be referred to a family, all caregivers must complete a thorough FBI-2 background check. They are also all CPR-certified and licensed to provide in-home care. Caregivers can also be CNAs with their HHA (home health aide) certification as well as licensed RNs and LPNs. All caregivers hold certifications and licensing authorizing them to provide in-home health care. We will only refer a qualified and experienced caregiver to you and your loved ones.

Have a Different Question About Caregiving Services?2023-09-29T15:21:09+00:00
If you have any additional questions about Florida First Senior Home Care or the services the caregivers we refer can provide, please feel free to call us at 561-559-9273.

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Florida First Senior Home Care refers screened and experienced caregivers who provide exceptional home care. Let’s talk about how we can help your loved one!

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