Why Use Home Care?

Warm winters, year-round sunshine, sparkling white beaches, a relaxing pace of life…. who wouldn’t want to retire to the beautiful Treasure Coast of Florida? Unfortunately, due to retirement relocation, a lot of folks find themselves without family support or a close-knit community when they are ill or facing surgery, or simply just need an extra hand around the house or getting around on Florida’s busy roads. Luckily, the range of professional services offered by TenderCare are available to fill those needs and more, while making sure that clients of all ages are comfortable and at ease in their own homes.

TenderCare’s professional contractors include Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Certified Nurses Assistants (CNAs), Home Health Aides and companions who provide respite care (to give family or friends a break), homemaker/companion care, personal care, live-in care, concierge nursing services, transportation and more. Whether the need is simply transportation to medical appointments and prescription pick-ups or all the way to round-the-clock, live-in help, TenderCare will customize a program of services and providers that is right for each client. Concierge nursing services even include reports to absent family members if needed, to make sure that care is progressing as planned.

What are the differences in all those professionals? In Florida, RNs, LPNs and CNAs are licensed by the state. They have different levels of education and training requirements, with RNs having the most. Home health aides at TenderCare are also required to complete a training program with a licensed school. While home health aides and companions provide non-medical services, including transportation, light housekeeping and help with bathing and grooming, only CNAs, RNs and LPNs may provide medical care such as helping with physical therapy exercises, working with IVs, changing bandages and administering medications; in general, the more education the job requires, the more medical tasks the provider is able to handle. TenderCare makes sure that every client has access to the professional services and contractors that are best needed for the circumstances.

TenderCare’s providers don’t just serve an older population. They can assist post-surgery patients of all ages, whether they simply need the occasional check-in or more intensive care. Some health insurance plans that include long-term care will even cover the services if prescribed by a physician!

Planning ahead, finding out from the doctor what post-surgery needs or treatments during an illness will be, is very important to helping an at-home healthcare service such as TenderCare schedule the best possible therapeutic plan. The more information the service has, the more details they know about the situation prior to implementing a care plan, the more smoothly things will go when they are needed. Information truly is power when planning for at-home care, long or short term!


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