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24-hour care is our specialty!

Florida Home Companion is a locally-owned and private-duty home care agency.  We specialize in non medical, yet hands-on care. Our elder care services enable seniors to live in their home longer and healthier.  We offer elder care, companion care, senior care, respite care, and frequently 24-hour care.

When seniors stay in their own home with our services, they get one on one personal attention.  This is important for those who need to be watched and need assistance 24 hours a day.  Many times even seniors in facilities cannot get 24 hour attention because there are many other seniors in the facilities that need watching over.  Our elder care service makes certain that seniors receive care and are attended to around the clock with a consistent staff that only has their patient’s care in mind.

Large facilities have shift changes and schedule changes and nothing is consistent for patients, but when the care takes place in their home, not only is the staff more consistent but the surroundings are too.  When we arrange 24 hour care in the home, we have a small team of experienced caregivers (C.N.A.’s, L.P.N.’s and R.N.’s) who know the client, who know the family and they all work and communicate as a team.  This makes eldercare services or rehab services feel like a group of friends are caring for you instead of unscheduled strangers who help you on their schedule and not on yours.  We work on many cases where the client lives with their children and even grandchildren but our caregivers assist them and the family with the daily needs so that the workload isn’t too overwhelming for the family members.  The end result is that when the family spends time together, they can enjoy fun activities instead of assisting with feeding, toileting, bathing, showering, and laundry. When a client lives on their own and their friends and relatives visit, again, the time can be quality time instead of handling daily life tasks.  It makes for a more relaxing and enjoyable experience for the patient and their loved ones.  Our service offers you and your family affordable and competitive rates since we don’t have any franchise fees or sales representatives to pay we can pass those savings on to you.

We can also work for patients within nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  When families realize that their loved ones can’t always get consistent and personal care in the nursing homes, they hire us to give their loved one personal and consistent attention while living in the facilities.

Our 24 hour senior and non-senior care works in conjunction with hospice in creating a comfortable home surrounding for the client.  According to the website www.surgeryencyclopedia.com “Ratios of staff to patients. Advocacy groups are pushing for increased staff-to-patient ratios in nursing homes. The National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform recommends one direct care staff (R.N., L.V.N., or C.N.A.) per five residents during the day shift, 10 residents during the evening shift, and 15 residents during the night shift.”

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