Help at Home is a fully accredited, licensed private duty home health care agency in the state of Florida. Under the leadership of Administrator Joyce K. Berk, RN, BSN, MSN, Help at Home provides all levels of home health services and care, from non-hands on to personal to skilled care, for residents in their home, facility or retirement community. Our area of service extends throughout Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties.
The Mission of The Help at Home Homecare Team
To facilitate optimal daily functioning and quality of life for loved ones of all ages in their place of residence by providing exceptional care, service and support that fosters peace of mind for individuals and their families.
Our Executive Team
Stu Christensen, Chief Executive Officer
Stu Christensen is Help at Home’s Founding Partner and CEO. Stu is a graduate of Riverview High and Florida State University, and after several years in medical surgery sales returned to Sarasota to develop the West Coast territory. He and Tim Beach began a successful partnership beginning with the founding of Alliance Oxygen & Medical Equipment, Inc. — a business that grew into a large regional company and subsequently sold to a Michigan interest… READ MORE…
Tim Beach, President and Chief Financial Officer
As President and Chief Financial Officer, Tim Beach brings extensive business experience in the medical services industry to Help at Home. The University of South Florida graduate developed a broad medical marketing practice in durable medical equipment, creating and operating several successful companies. He founded Doctors Choice Homecare in 2007 with Stu Christensen; this Medicare-accredited agency has become a leader in home care on the West Coast of Florida… READ MORE.
Joyce K. 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… READ MORE…
RN Care Manager
Pam Overton, RN, NHA has spent her entire professional career of 30+ years in long term care nursing. As a young candy striper volunteering in a hospital in her hometown of Evansville, Indiana, she discovered that working with the elderly was her life’s calling. Pam graduated from The University of Evansville School of Nursing and began her career in long term care… READ MORE…
Business Development Liaison
As Business Development Liaison, Danielle acts as the key point of connection between the community and Help at Home Homecare. Danielle was born and raised in Sarasota and began her career in healthcare 15 years ago. With all her work being local, she has years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings. She has always found the relationship building between herself, the clients, and the community to be the most important and rewarding part of her career… READ MORE…
The Mission of The Help at Home Homecare Team
Trusted – Experienced — Caring
We know that finding quality, in-home assistance can be challenging. Rest assured, Help at Home’s employees are licensed, bonded, and have undergone rigorous training in their field of service. RNs, LPNs, Therapists and Social Workers are licensed by the State of Florida. In addition to their state requirements of licensures, background screening and mandatory experience, our employees undergo a comprehensive orientation with . Help at Home’s Exceptional Care, Service and Support Training Classes.
When 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. For more information, visit www.caregiverquality.org.
Looking for a speaker for your group’s meeting?
If your group or organization is interested in the vitally important and challenging topic of healthy aging, senior services, maintaining independence and quality of life, Help at Home’s executive team would be pleased to offer presentations on a number of topics. Contact Help at Home’s office for more information at (941) 388-3117.
Help at Home Administrator Joyce Berk, RN, BSN, MSN brings in-depth understanding in successful home health administration in today’s changing regulatory environment. She has been assisting organizations and agencies meet and exceed their clinical and operational goals by focusing on strategic planning, team building, leadership training and operational/customer service turnarounds. Call Ms. Berk for more information – (941) 388-3117.