Florida Home Companion | Elder and Senior Companion Services

Offering Elderly & Senior Care

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How we can help you:

Florida Home Companion is a family-owned home care business serving Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Brevard Counties. We specialize in caring for you and your loved ones right at your home or facility. We offer care from as little time as 4 hours to 24 hours day, 7 days a week. As a Nurse Registry, we offer hands-on skilled care.

Our hands-on Nurse Registry personal services include:

  • Toileting
  • Walking Assistance
  • Bathing
  • Monitoring Complex Health Conditions
  • Assistance with Medical Equipment
  • Feeding
  • Changing Clothing

We also provide all of the companion services such as:

  • Companion Care
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Meal Planning and Preparation
  • Companionship
  • Medication Reminders
  • Grooming
  • Transportation
  • Respite and Relief for Family
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Frequently asked questions

What is the best way to get information on the services you provide?

The best way to find out about our services is to call us. Our staff is always happy to take your call and answer any questions about our service over the phone. Our goal is to respond to your call within 15 minutes to make sure we can fill your needs.

How quickly can you provide a caregiver for us?

In most situations, we can provide a caregiver within 48 hours, and in some instances the same day. At the same time, we still want to ensure we can fully assess your needs and make certain we can give you and your family the care and companionship you deserve.

Why should we hire Florida Home Companion?

Florida Home Companion depends on word of mouth advertising and support, which means we have to do a great job for our clients and we want them to continue using our hand selected professional caregivers who strive to provide the best skilled care and compassion possible.

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Assessing your needs or the needs of your family:

  1. Will you or your loved one need rehabilitation therapy?
  2. Will you or your loved one need assistance with household chores such as cooking, light cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, and errands, etc.?
  3. Will you or your loved one need more hands-on assistance such as bathing, toileting, colostomy bag maintenance, range of motion exercising, lifting, diapering, feeding and ambulatory help?
  4. Do you or your loved one have Alzheimer’s or Dementia, memory-loss, or loneliness?
  5. Would you or your loved one prefer to live in your own home for as long as possible?
  6. Have you or your loved one spoken with Medicare to see what exactly services they cover?
  7. Do you have an emergency plan for you or your loved one?

Major groupings of care providers

    Nurse Registries specialize in providing skilled, hands-on care in the home or facility.  If you or your loved one needs 24 hour attention, it is usually because the body or mind is not able to function on some level due to injury or illness.<br /><br />  These agencies handle the basic companion care such as transportation, companionship, laundry, cooking, and are licensed to feed, bathe, lift, diaper, and administer medications under the direction of the patient’s doctor, in conjunction with the agency staff Registered Nurse.  These agencies often accept long-term care insurance and private pay.  The caregivers are typically C.N.A’s (certified nurse’s aides) and have passed a state exam and have extensive training.  However, you will still need to verify that they have caregiver experience in the home, in addition to being state licensed.  <br /><br />Since these agencies offer hands-on care, if the level of health declines from companion care to hands-on care, you won’t have to change agencies or caregivers, creating a more stable environment  for the patient and family.
  • Nurse Registry
  • Homemaker Companion Agencies address unskilled non-medical care in the home or facility.  The caregivers are often not licensed and handle simple tasks such as conversation, meal preparation, laundry, errands, transportation and light housekeeping.  <br /><br />If you are in need of heavy house-keeping, you’ll need to have a separate cleaning service as most caregivers just will tidy up but will not do heavy house-keeping. A Homemaker Companion Agency is not licensed for any hands-on care such as bathing, lifting, diapering, changing of colostomy bags, feeding, etc.  <br /><br />These agencies are usually private pay and ideal if you or your loved one needs just a little bit of assistance with basic life tasks.  Be sure to ask how the caregivers are trained, if they are not licensed by the state.
  • Homemaker Companion Agencies
  • Home Health Agencies specialize in providing physical, occupational, speech, behavioral, and respiratory therapies in the home or facility during a rehabilitation period.  These therapies are usually covered by insurance and/or Medicare.  Home Health Agencies often do bath visits covered by Medicare during a rehabilitation period.  <br /><br />This type of company will sometimes offer other services such as companion and personal care, but these additional services would most likely not be covered by standard insurance and/or Medicare ; it would be private pay.
  • Home Health Agencies

Our home care checklist

For your convenience we provide our entire home care checklist as an easy to print PDF file. Click below to open or save your copy.

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