You’ve decided to hire home care for an aging senior. Now it’s time for the difficult part of the process: choosing the right in home care provider for your loved one. There are many in home care providers to choose from in Pinellas County. The state of Florida licenses home care companies that provide skilled nursing care and companies like EasyLiving that provide assistance with daily living activities. There is a long list of in home care companies to choose from in Pinellas County, so how does a family know which one is right for them?
Choosing the Right In Home Care Provider for Your Loved One in Pinellas County
Our team has served seniors in Pinellas County for many years and we know it can be hard for families, especially from a distance, to determine which in home care provider will take best care of their loved one. We offer you 5 tips and considerations when evaluating your choices for in home care in Florida. It is important, first and foremost, to ensure that the provider is licensed by the state of Florida. There are different types of agencies in Florida, and there are advantages for seniors and their families to consider a fully licensed home health care agency over a nursing registry or homemaker companion service.
In addition to the minimum requirements of the state, what does the home care agency do to go above and beyond? Do they use technology and other systems to better track their in home caregivers and the care being provided to your elderly loved one? Do they have a staff member specifically designated to train, develop and support their in home caregivers?
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Senior Care Community Involvement in Pinellas County
You may also wish to ask about their involvement in the Pinellas County senior care community. EasyLiving’s team has been involved in community outreach for many years in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay area, particularly in healthcare and senior care. As an in home care company dedicated to the needs of seniors in Pinellas County, we believe in supporting organizations such as the Pinellas County Fall Prevention Coalition, Area Agency on Aging of Pinellas Pasco, Inc. and the Pinellas County Guardianship Association. Companies dedicated to helping the elderly should demonstrate an involvement and interest in their local community and eldercare issues.
You have many choices in senior homecare in the Clearwater area. Make sure to ask questions, do your homework on the agency, get referrals from friends and trusted professionals and feel comfortable with the people who will be serving your aging family member. Ask your in home care provider to provide testimonials of seniors they have served in Pinellas County. Find out about their coverage area and in home caregivers they have in your city, whether it is Clearwater, St. Petersburg or Palm Harbor.
We are here to offer you and your loved one in Pinellas County the best in home care support needed! Contact us today for a free consultation.