Home health aide with client

Nurse Registries across the U.S. offer various levels of home care to seniors, ranging from basic companion services to hands-on personal home care assistance. In Florida, nurse registries have become the dominant model for referring experienced and certified Home Health Aides or Certified Nurse Assistants for companionship, driving, homemaking, and assistance with personal care tasks such as bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding, and transferring. There are more than 1,000 nurse registries in the state of Florida helping arrange at-home care for seniors.

When searching for “home care near me” or “long-term senior care” on the internet with the intent of finding a local homecare company that accepts your insurance policy,  it’s important to know that long-term care insurers have fully embraced nurse registries. In fact, Florida law dictates that long-term care insurance companies must treat nurse registries exactly the same as other types of home care agencies.

This is because in Florida, unlike some other states, a nurse registry is a licensed entity offering in-home care services, with the same rights and responsibilities in their service delivery as a licensed home health agency. Both nurse registries and home health agencies in Florida can provide skilled and non-skilled nursing services such as home aide services.

For individuals in Florida, it is essential to understand the law and your rights, especially for “snowbirds” who may have purchased or begun using their long-term care insurance policies in other states or adult children who live out of state and are looking into home care options for elderly parents in Florida. These families are often surprised to learn that they will get everything they are looking for from a nurse registry and that, in Florida, home health agencies tend to specialize in short-term Medicare-reimbursed services.

To learn more about long-term elderly care, long-term healthcare services, and assistance for the elderly at home, please visit the different sections of www.bocahomecareservices.com. We have proudly been assisting families in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood, Pompano Beach and the surrounding areas since 1998.

Boca Home Care Services specializes in assisting long-term care insurance policy holders, offering expert consultation to individuals who need help understanding their complex policy. Our experienced professionals can contact your insurance provider on your behalf, handle all the paperwork, and help extract the most value from your long-term care insurance policy. Reach out to our team to learn more about how we can help you navigate your long-term home health care options and insurance benefits while setting up personalized in-home care to meet your specific needs and preferences.