Home Care Can Be Confusing. Let Us Help.
Searching for a home care solution can be overwhelming. You may be unsure where to begin or what questions to ask to find the information you need. We understand the complexities surrounding in-home care services. We’ve provided a simple and convenient way for you to learn more in this compilation of questions we commonly hear from people who reach out to us.
What is home care?
In-home care services from Jewish Family Home Care offer a safe and comfortable alternative to assisted living facilities or nursing homes. Home care is customizable and provides non-clinical supportive care in the comfort of the person’s own home. In-home care helps a loved one maintain their independence in their familiar surroundings while receiving assistance with challenging tasks and activities.
Home care services can include any area of daily living support a person may need. This includes assistance with personal care needs, planning and preparing dietary-specific meals, medication reminders, encouragement with physician-approved exercise, light housekeeping, friendly companionship, and much more.
Home care can be crucial to providing a loved one with the highest quality of life and allowing them to live as safely and as independently as possible in their own home. It can help with the management of a medical condition, support recovery from a hospital stay or illness, and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations with services tailored to individual needs.
What is aging in place?
Aging in place is the ability for a person to live in their own home and community as they age with dignity, comfort, safety, and independence. When surveyed, most people prefer staying in the comfort of their own home and neighborhood for as long as possible.
Why home care vs. assisted living?
Home care is a popular alternative to assisted living that’s typically more affordable. With home care, a person can age in their own home, surrounded by years of memories, the neighbors they know, and the community they love. In an assisted living facility, a person will be in a new and unfamiliar setting, surrounded by strangers, which can often cause discomfort and worsen certain conditions such as dementia.
Home care services are highly customizable, allowing the person to remain on a schedule of their preference and never needing to wait for assistance as they might in an assisted living facility.
What kind of services do you provide?
How quickly can home care services start?
In most cases, our home care services can begin within 12 to 24 hours. We are sensitive to emergency situations, and in some cases, home care services can start the same day. Contact us so that we can learn more about your specific situation.
What should I expect at my first visit?
Your first visit will be with a supervisory RN who will interview you and your loved one to determine your needs and the level of care your loved one will require. We will answer any questions you may have and go over how our in-home care services can help. This first visit will also be used to prepare a customized care plan and match your loved one. This information helps us select a caregiver who shares similar likes, personality, and interests and who is equipped to meet the unique needs of your loved one. To schedule a complimentary consultation, contact us today!
What makes Jewish Family Home Care different?
Jewish Family Home Care was founded to provide exceptional in-home care for people of all faiths based on traditional Jewish values and ethics. We are one of the largest home care agencies in Broward County, delivering compassionate home care to hundreds of clients regardless of religious affiliation. As a family-oriented, nonprofit organization, we believe that care begins with a person’s culture.
We’re proud recipients of the Best of Home Care® Provider of Choice, Employer of Choice and Experience Management awards each year since 2019. These designations are awarded to us by HCP, a third-party industry leader in client and caregiver satisfaction measurement. They showcase our unwavering commitment to exceptional care for both our clients and care professionals.
What types of education/training do Jewish Family Home Care caregivers have?
Before our caregivers are hired, they must meet our strict qualifications on education and experience. Jewish Family Home Care caregivers come from all faiths and receive ongoing cultural sensitivity training covering topics such as Jewish dietary laws, holiday traditions, and sensitivity for Holocaust survivors. Our caregivers must also stay current on Florida’s annual requirement for 12 Continuing Education Units. All of our caregivers are licensed, insured, and bonded for your protection and peace of mind and have passed a Level 2 FDLE background check. A supervisory RN also performs regularly unscheduled visits with the caregiver and client for performance evaluations. With Jewish Family Home Care, your loved ones are in professional hands.
How do you verify your employees?
We perform a Level 2 FDLE background check.
Are your services covered by insurance or Medicare?
As a non-medical care provider, our services are not covered by Medicaid or Medicare. We do accept long-term care insurance, private pay, and VA benefits. Long-term care (LTC) insurance typically covers home care in Florida. Contact us today and let us help verify your LTC insurance benefits, VA benefits, and payment options.
Are your caregivers licensed and bonded?
All our caregivers are licensed, bonded, and insured.
Isn’t it less expensive to hire a caregiver privately?
Hiring a private caregiver for a loved one can be more costly in various ways. The Department of Labor now requires private employers to meet the minimum wage standards, follow overtime rules, and pay worker’s comp, employment, and Social Security taxes. Working through a home care agency, like Jewish Family Home Care, takes the administrative requirements and liability off your hands.
How do I begin using your services?
Do we have to sign a contract?
Jewish Family Home Care never requires long-term contracts. Our services are available for long-term or short-term assignments, respite care coverage, substitutes, and more without the need for a contract.
What if our needs change? Can I change the services my loved one receives?
There is never a one-size-fits-all situation. We offer flexible scheduling and short and long-term assignments. You are always free to discontinue, change, or adjust the services a loved one receives from Jewish Family Home Care. We do not work on a binding contract. Care situations can change very quickly. We are always as flexible as possible to give your loved one the care they need, as they need it.
How do we communicate with you?
What if we aren’t happy with the caregiver?
Just call us. We try our best to match caregivers with clients, but our overriding goal is for each person to be happy and safe at home. If it isn’t working out, we’ll work hard to resolve the situation to your satisfaction.