When to Get In-Home Care for Our Parents

As our parents age and are living longer, the question of how to care for them will face more and more of us. Deciding when and how to get elderly care is one of the most challenging and emotional decisions many of us will have to make.

Several things must be considered before making the choice about how to take care of our loved ones. Many of our aging parents want to remain in their homes with their familiar things around them. An in-home caregiver can often be the solution. Having an in-home caregiver ensures our parents get the care they need while allowing us to visit and still be their family rather than their caregiver.

We must also confirm that it is safe for them to remain at home. Home care assistance companies like Help at Home’s specialists may help determine if the home environment is safe. Trips and falls are one of the greatest home risks for the elderly. Elderly care professionals are able to assess the home for issues and to help create a safe environment.

When it is time to investigate options for an in-home senior care, Help at Home is here for your family. Help at Home can provide you with the care you need to feel confident your aging parents are safe and well provided for.

For more information about home care assistance, visit us at www.helpathomefl.com. We can help you find the right in-home caregiver in Florida to meet your family’s needs.

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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