Key Factors to Consider When Choosing an In Home Health Care Provider


We know that choosing a caregiver for yourself or your loved one can be a very stressful and daunting task. We consult with family members on a daily basis and can totally empathize with their concerns.

We have found, that through open communication, the sharing of information and genuine concern for the overall health and well-being of the person in need of skilled home care, choosing the best person to match you and your healthcare is Key!

Other important factors are:

  • Trust- Feel secure with your decision and know that you are partnering with a provider you can trust
  •  Skill- Make sure that whom you partner with, is able to provide the right skilled care set for your needs and show accreditation
  •  Comfort- Your first impression is the best form of discernment. During your consultation, make sure your questions and concerns are addressed
  •  Knowledge- What level of experience with your actual medical or home care needs does the provider possess- to make them a perfect match for you
  • Loving Kindness We know this sounds cliche’, but it is the truth.  Any professionally skilled caregiver that you hire to come into your home must be the kind of person that you and/or your loved one feel immediately comfortable with. These qualities are inherent to most people who choose nursing care as their profession. However we at Help at Home Homecare do take this to another level by testing through the Caregiver Quality Assurance selection system when hiring our staff.

Your Extended Family:  Trusted – Experienced – Caring

Help at Home’s employees are licensed, bonded, and undergo rigorous training in their field of service.  RNs, LPNs, Therapists and Social Workers are licensed by the State of Florida.

Help At Home is CQA CertifiedWhen selecting service providers, we go above and beyond the normal criteria that many home health agencies utilize. The Caregiver Quality Assurance seal means that Help at Home is using Leading Home Care’s Caregiver Selection System — Advanced technology and standardized online testing to screen for prospective caregivers and assure that the people in your home are trustworthy, dependable, and have the attitude and personality skills needed to provide top quality care.
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All of our employees undergo a comprehensive agency orientation with Help at Home’s administrative staff, focusing on exceptional care, service and support.  Our service providers are experienced, dependable, and caring individuals, committed to you, your family, and your ability to live independently and comfortably.

No matter what stage of life you find yourself in, your healthcare matters! How You would like to be cared for as you age is important to talk about with your loved ones in advance of your medical need. Making your wishes clear, communicating  your feelings and then interviewing in home skilled care providers is a key factor to ensuring that your quality of health and peace of mind are all that you had hoped for when that time does come.

We are here for you at Help at Home Homecare- Feel free to comment or ask any questions of us- WE are here to assist you!

Call or Contact us for a Free In Home Consultation~

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Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5pm
540 John Ringling Boulevard, St. Armands  ~  Sarasota, Florida
(941) 388-3117

2902 59th Street West  ~  Bradenton, Florida
(941) 795-7000

Venice Office: (941) 484-3242
Englewood/Port Charlotte Office: (941) 474-4455





Joyce Berk, RN, BSN, MSN

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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