FAQ About Home Care in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier Counties.

  • Help at Home is a fully accredited and licensed private duty home health care agency. We accept responsibility for the screening, training, insuring and supervision of the staff. Other employment models do not operate in this way.

  • We serve residents of all ages in Lee, Collier, Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties in their place of residence. This may include private homes, retirement communities, hospitals, skilled nursing or rehabilitation facilities.

  • Private duty home health care is private pay or private insurance pay that includes the care, service and support for any age or individual, including children, in their place of residence.
    Non-private “Home health care” is for Medicare or Medicaid patients who need intermittent skilled care for a limited period of time. This home health care is 100% reimbursable by the government if the individual is homebound and qualifies for the skilled home health benefit. Our affiliate organization, Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. is a certified Medicare agency and can be located on the web at www.doctorschoicefl.com.

  • Many individuals have private insurance policies that cover private home health care. It depends upon your individual policy. We will be pleased to follow up and verify your home health coverage and bill your insurance coverage directly if you and your insurance company agree to this arrangement.

  • Yes, we will verify, assist with pre-authorization confirmation and bill an insurance carrier for authorized long-term private home health care when an individual resides in a long-term care facility.

  • The cost depends upon the training and skill of a service or care provider. The least costly is homemaking/companionship service provided by a non-skilled Homemaker/Companion/Sitter. The next level of cost is provided by a Certified Nursing Assistant or Home Health Aide, also considered non-skilled care; however, this level provides hands-on personal care. The next level of cost and care is provided by an LPN, a skilled practical nurse who performs skilled care under the supervision of an RN. The Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist and Social Worker are at the highest levels of skilled care and therefore the highest cost.
    Cost is also determined by the number of hours or visits required. One of our nurses will be pleased to make a complimentary place of residence visit to evaluate your loved one’s unique needs and let you know specifically what the cost will be for the service care needed.


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