Common Questions

Navigating home health care for elderly loved ones can be confusing; figuring out what your family needs at a time of crisis only makes it more difficult. We’ve collected the FAQ below address the most common questions we hear. If you have any further concerns, please don’t hesitate to call us.

Why use Boca Home Care Services?

We have been South Florida’s preferred home health care company for over 25 years.

The caregivers we refer into our clients’ homes provide essential care to the most valued members of our community with compassion and dignity.

Trusted by physicians and geriatric care professionals, we treat every client and family with a level of respect and professionalism that sets us apart.

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What is home care?

Home care or home health care typically refers to any type of care provided in the patient’s home, but can also refer to assistance provided at an assisted living facility, rehab setting or even bedside at a hospital.

Boca Home Care Services refers home health aides and nursing assistants who can provide for a wide range of senior care needs, including companionship, light housekeeping, errands, driving and assistance with daily activities such as dressing, bathing or toileting. Caregivers are available on an hourly or live-in basis.

This care allows individuals to remain safely and independently in their homes for longer than they might otherwise be able to.

Affiliates of ours can provide skilled nursing, as well as physical, speech or occupational therapists.

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What is an in-home assessment?

In order to help assess the needs and best care arrangement for yourself or a loved one, one of our staff Geriatric Care Managers can visit the prospective client’s home.

We’ll inquire about your health, evaluate at the physical environment for potential risks and recommend a home care plan customized to your needs.

There is no obligation to receive care after an assessment and you will not be billed for the visit; it is a courtesy on our part to help ensure the safety of our valued neighbors.

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How are caregivers screened?

Every home aide or nursing assistant we work with is fully licensed, professionally insured and undergoes a complete federal background check.

We also keep close track of which caregivers have experience with dementia or Alzheimer’s patients, as well as other skills such as cooking or language proficiencies.

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What are the advantages to working with a homecare agency or nurse registry, as opposed to hiring an aide privately?

Working with a home health care agency or nurse registry can provide you with peace of mind that a private aide cannot.

One key advantage is that we can send a back-up caregiver to your loved one’s home if their primary aide cannot make it one day for any reason. We will help ensure that no matter the circumstances, care will not be disrupted.

Another reason to work with a home healthcare agency or registry is that if you work with an aide privately, you may be responsible for payroll and withholding taxes, caregiver vetting and screening, as well as for ensuring that you or the caregiver carries sufficient liability insurance. By working with us, you would not have to worry about any of these.

How much does home care cost?

The cost of care is determined by the hours and specific skills required to meet your loved one’s needs. It may cost more per hour to attract and retain a caregiver for shorter or irregular hours than for more substantial shifts.

Home health care can be covered by long term care insurance policies or other third-party payor sources such as Veterans’ Benefits, Union Benefits, Medicaid, or certain Medicare Advantage plans.

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What is a long-term care insurance policy?

A long-term care policy, or a life insurance policy with long-term care benefits, can help pay for the cost of in-home care for seniors.

These policies come in all different types, and we are happy to help you figure out what your policy includes. Our long-term care insurance experts work with clients to maximize the benefits they’ve already paid for. Call us for a no-obligation consultation.

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Free Consultation
An initial phone, screen or in-person meeting with one of our homecare experts to assess your loved one's needs.
Verification of Benefits (optional)
If relevant, we will call a potential client’s long-term care insurance company with them to confirm their benefits.
Schedule and Estimate
Based on the assessed needs and desired hours, we estimate the cost of a qualified and experienced caregiver.
Caregiver Interview
We refer one or more aides uniquely suited to the client’s needs. An interview confirms personality fit and comfort.
Start of Care
The home care assistant hired by the client will begin on the set schedule. If needs change, we are always here to help.