Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Florida Home Care Cost?
We work with each individual to keep costs as low as possible for Fort Lauderdale, FL home care. Some private insurances may cover the cost. We also accept VA benefits and Long term care insurance.
How do I know if it's the right time to acquire home care?
When you call us, one of the first things we will do is schedule an in-home care assessment. We will use this assessment to determine if, how much, and what kind of care is required to ensure that you or your loved one’s needs are being met.
What If I need home care to begin immediately?
If you or a loved one are in immediate need of service please give us a call at (954) 287-0447. We can often arrange for service to begin the same day.
We do not function as an emergency response agency. If you are in an emergency, immediately call 911.
How do you hire employees?
We use the media and diverse job sites, and the current caregivers’ referrals.
What kind of training do the caregivers have?
Each caregiver has to be certified by a school as HHA (Home Health Aide) or CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) which are the State required curses. Then, we evaluate their knowledge and provide any extra training necessary. All caregivers are CPR certified. For any new case, we talk to the caregiver previous to start the service and provide any specific training required for that specific client.
How do I know it's time to call for help in home (to start home care)?
There are situations where you may need to be aware of that something is not completely right and you feel concern about it.
Some of those situations can be:
-difficulty remembering doctor’s appointment, turning off the stove, taking the medications on time.
-difficulties with physical activities: cooking (joints pain or stiffness), bending (back pain, balance and coordination problems), transfers chair-bed (pain, dizziness from medications, balance and coordination problems).
-multiple falls which make people at a higher risk for more falls, injuries, pain and increasing confusion).
-nutrition problems: not having a reliable person for groceries shopping, decreased interest in cooking/eating, dentures discomfort, chewing and/or swallowing difficulties.
-isolation and sadness. Many adults living alone experience depression and slowly they start to withdraw from family and friends. Personal hygiene deprived (dirty clothes), loss of interest in doing any social interaction. To have a person to provide companionship, having a friendly conversation increase the self-esteem and promote health and happiness.
My loved one is under hospice care. Do you provide this specific care?
Yes. We have a group of caregivers that have end of life training, done by our RN who was a hospice nurse for many years.
The training involves: personal care, repositioning in bed, non-medical pain and anxiety control, emotional support to client and their families.
I have to go out of town for only a few days. Can I have a caregiver to stay for only those days?
Yes. We are able to stay 24/7 for those days or only for a few hours to check on the client’s safety. We can make phone calls to remind the time to take the medications, to be sure the client is eating properly, or simply to reassure safety and promote emotional support.
Three steps to senior independence and peace of mind for you
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Smiling Heart Home Health Care Fort Lauderdale
87 NE 44th St #4, Oakland Park, FL 33334
Proudly Serving Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Deerfield Beach