All Home Care is Not the Same

When the time comes that an aging person needs to receive some type of long-term care for chronic conditions or dementia, the preferred type of care is home care. Caregivers come into the home of the person in need, and can provide a variety of services anywhere from light housework and errands, to more hands on care such as feeding and personal, hygienic care. Generally, the home care agency develops a care plan with family members, or other professionals who are a part of providing needed services to the senior, and care proceeds from there. It is assumed that a certain standard of care and procedural safeguards are in place across all agencies, and that what you get at one agency you will get at another. This is not always the case.

The market for home care agencies is becoming very saturated. It is a very in demand service, and the numbers of seniors that will be in need of this type of service in the future is growing rapidly. For entrepreneurs it can be seen as a profitable business venture. Though intentions are good, even with background checks and training, it can be difficult to find the type of high caliber caregivers needed.

As Geriatric Care Managers serving the South Florida area for several years, we have gotten to know many local, experienced agencies. But beyond knowing of or being in communication with the owners of agencies, we have gotten to know as well many of their caregivers. Each agency tends to have their top caregivers, those that are specially gifted to provide care to people who are struggling physically and emotionally. These are the caregivers who not only have experience and training to rely on, but the heart to take on situations that can be emotionally difficult.

In order to ensure that you receive the best care available at a chosen agency, consult with the care managers of Advocare to find the best fit for you and your family. The referral services we provide through our Home Provider Network is based upon years of experience and interaction, and best of all, it is a service we provide for free.

To learn more about all of the services we offer, visit us at We serve the South Florida areas of Boca Raton, Boyton, Delray Beach, Palm Beach and other surrounding areas.

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