How to Afford Home Care for the Elderly

Families often face decisions concerning issues of senior health and the best ways to assure a healthy lifestyle for aging loved ones at an affordable price. Assisted Living Facilities are an option, but not always the most economical one.

For seniors who do not require 24-hour nursing care, exploring home health care is worth the time and research to make a final decision. Because each senior’s needs are unique, a custom-designed plan can offer each senior the best option for their advancing years.

The home health care agency can work with family members who can share responsibilities, from ordering supplies and overseeing finances to hands-on care for their family member.

During hours when family members are unavailable, a home health agency service like Help at Home can help seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle and get much-needed physical exercise.

When searching for a dependable caregiver from a Home Health Care company,

make sure to inquire as to how Home Healthcare caregivers are trained and what processes there are for background checks and qualifications.

If only non-nursing duties such as cooking, light cleaning, medication reminders and/or transportation services are needed, a home health aide might be appropriate. They can do the above-mentioned things, plus help the senior with activities to stay active.

A home health agency can be employed part-time to provide help when family caregivers are unavailable, or they can be used full-time. Help at Home offers senior home health care in the Sarasota, Bradenton, Naples or Fort Myers areas. Contact us for a free at home consultation for senior health services.

Joyce Berk, RN, BSN, MSN

Administrator at Help at Home Homecare
Joyce Berk, RN, BSN, MSN has over 30 years of experience in health care administration, with 26 years dedicated to clinical and financial oversight of various home health organizations, including Medicare, hospice and private operations. After beginning her home health career with private home health care in Sarasota, Joyce served as Vice President and the Chief Operations Officer for a multi-site, multi-state, Medicare and Private home health organization in regions of the US. She then became Vice President of Clinical Operations of one of the country’s largest hospice operations located in the Tampa area. Prior to leading Help At Home’s private initiative, Joyce initiated multi-site start-up home care operations, ensuring regulatory compliance and licensure, with a strong focus on customer service. Most recently, she held the position of Chief Compliance Officer with concentration on quality improvement of a large Florida based Medicare multi-site organization.

Joyce received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio State University and her Master’s in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing from Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. There, she a assumed a faculty and administrative role and later received Hospice Administrator Certification. Her educational background, years of broad-based home care leadership with emphasis on continual improvement and customer service qualifies her to lead Help At Home Homecare in becoming an exceptional provider of private home care services in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties.

Joyce lives in Sarasota with her husband, has three grown daughters and seven grandchildren.

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