Home Health Care
Eldercare, Inc. provides home health care services to individuals throughout the state. Our highly qualified staff
provide home-based skilled nursing, medical rehabilitation and private
duty services to clients in more than 23 counties.
Eldercare, Inc. is Medicare-certified and accredited by The Joint
best place to recover from an illness or injury is in the comfort and
security of your home. At American Eldercare, Inc., we bring that
caring touch to our patients in their home environment.
Peace of Mind
Eldercare, Inc. carefully selects all staff members to ensure that we
are providing all clients with responsive, compassionate and high
quality care. For further security, we complete a Florida Department of Law
Enforcement and FBI background
check when necessary. We also verify all references and perform drug screenings at
the time of hire. Our staff members are covered by our liability
professionals work with every client and his or her physician in the
design of individual plans of care. We will provide quality
caregivers for your needs and will answer all patients and
family questions. Our goal is to assist all whom we serve in recovery and
rehabilitation while teaching the skills that ensure good health and
wellness. In the event a full recovery is not possible, our staff
members will strive to promote a comfortable and peaceful environment.
American Eldercare, Inc.
For compassionate home care
For staff members responsive to needs
For peace of mind
For your health
Call Toll Free (888) 970-6663
Caring – Compassion – Competence
American Eldercare, Inc. provides home health care to
homebound persons, under a plan ordered by a physician.
Home health care services can help to avoid unnecessary
hospitalizations or hasten a hospital discharge, and
enable an elder to stay in the comfort of their home
even during acute illnesses or while recovering.
American Eldercare, Inc. provides a full range of home health care services, including:
- Skilled nursing care
- Physical, occupational and speech-language therapies
- Social work services
- Home health aides
- Personal care assistance
- Homemaking and companion services
- Live-ins available
Additionally, we offer specialty care in areas such as the following:
- Diabetes Care and Teaching
- Cardiac Care and Teaching
- Geriatric Rehabilitation
- Wound Care
- Respiratory Nursing
- Special Therapy Rehabilitation
We also provide a link to community services and
assistance for low income seniors – that can
sometimes provide a way to stretch limited financial resources.
Community Care for the Elderly
Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver Services
Florida's Long Term Care Diversion Program
How To Choose A Home Health Care Agency?
The following are a few questions to help guide you in determining what is most important to you and your needs.
Is the agency Medicare-certified?
Medicare certification does not reflect the quality of care of the
agency. Rather, this certification allows the agency to provide
Medicare coverage under strict federal regulations and guidelines.
Does the agency hold state licensure?
In Florida, a home care agency must be licensed by the Agency for
Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Is the agency accredited?
Accreditation is a voluntary process conducted by
nonprofit professional organizations that determine
through surveys whether the agency meets established
standards. The Joint Commission is one such
organization. Be sure to ask what degree their surveys are
Does the agency provide important information about services and policies in writing?
You should be able to review written statements describing services,
eligibility requirements, fees, funding sources, patient rights,
complaint procedures and emergency arrangements.
How long has the agency been operating?
While it is not always an indicator, an agency with a long history of
service typically has a positive reputation.
When does the agency provide services?
Is home health service available on the same day as the referral? Can
you receive services twice daily? How many days per week.
Does the agency operate on holidays? Are services provided 24
hours per day/365 days per year?
Does the agency provide linkages?
In addition to Medicare and insurance, what links can the agency
provide for additional services or assistance?
How is a plan of care developed?
Is it based upon the patient’s needs or strictly limited by the funding
the agency receives from Medicare?
people are not aware that Medicare pays 100% for home health services –
no co-payments nor co-insurance is necessary. The government
recognizes that home health care saves money if it allows people to
stay out of or reduce the time in a hospital. A similar saving
comes if home care can provide, or at least delay, placement in a
nursing home or other facility.
There is a human advantage as well. Many
people prefer staying in their own homes as they age.
Home health care enables people to do just that.
American Eldercare, Inc. takes care of the paperwork
so that there is no burden on the patient or family.
In order for Medicare to pay for home health care, the following five conditions must be met:
- Homebound: Medicare patient must be homebound to be eligible for the home care benefit.
- Part-Time Need – the person must require services on a part-time, intermittent basis.
- Medical Need – there must be a medical reason for an individual to receive home health care.
- Primary Skilled Services – the person must need at least one primary,
skilled service: nursing, physical therapy or speech-language
- Physician Approval – the person’s physician must order home care
services and approve the plan of care to be provided by the home health
the case of non-Medicare, skilled home health services, American
Eldercare, Inc. accepts Veterans Administration and private or self
pay, as well as several other private insurance plans. We are
constantly adding new sources of funding to our growing list of
accepted payer sources.