The cost depends upon the training and skill of a service or care provider. The least costly is homemaking/companionship service provided by a non-skilled Homemaker/Companion/Sitter. The next level of cost is provided by a Certified Nursing Assistant or Home Health Aide, also considered non-skilled care; however, this level provides hands-on personal care. The next level of cost and care is provided by an LPN, a skilled practical nurse who performs skilled care under the supervision of an RN. The Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist and Social Worker are at the highest levels of skilled care and therefore the highest cost.
Cost is also determined by the number of hours or visits required. One of our nurses will be pleased to make a complimentary place of residence visit to evaluate your loved one’s unique needs and let you know specifically what the cost will be for the service care needed.
All applicants are carefully screened with the following processes: telephone and then in-person interviews, motor vehicle checks, abuse screening through the FDLE, sexual offender registration, moral character notarization, and a Quality Seal of Assurance Program that tests each applicant for honesty and personality to care for others.
Each field staff person is then carefully screened, matched and oriented to each client/patient’s needs with the goal to exceed the unique needs of all clients/patients.
Caregiver services are monitored in the following ways:
Help at Home exceeds the state requirements of every 60 day supervisory visits for non-skilled care