• We take the worry out of caring for your aging parents

    When you can't be there our team of compassionate caregivers will take care of mom or dad for you, in their home, apartment, or other facility
  • Your only source for customized care.

    Whether it is 1 hour once a week or 24 hours 7 days a week, you choose how and when to use our services
  • We help seniors live happy healthy lives.

    Promoting the best quality of life for each individual.
  • Do you have an aging parent living in another city or state?

    Visiting Homecare serves all of Brevard county; providing care to those who need that extra bit of help so they can stay at home
What is the Difference?
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Navigating the health care maze may be new to you. If it is, you may be wondering what all the different terms mean and how to know what your loved one needs. The following is a list of definitions you may refer to.

Companion/homemaker: A homemaker does household chores that include housekeeping, cooking, shopping assistance, laundry and other routine household activities. A companion may provide companionship for the client, such as keeping a person company at home or going with the person to appointments or other outings. State law says that a homemaker and a companion cannot provide any hands-on personal care to a client. At Visiting Homecare we call our companion/homemakers, Caregivers.

Personal care: Personal care means assistance with the activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, grooming or personal hygiene, assistance in physical transfer, ambulation and vital signs monitoring. Personal care is provided by Home Health Aides, also known as HHA's and Certified Nursing Assistants or CNA's.

In Florida, all companies that provide home care must be registered or licensed by AHCA, The Agency for Health Care Administration. There are three types of registrations or licensing.

Homemaker/companion registration. These companies cannot provide any hands on care. They can provide the above mentioned services. If your loved one needs assistance with activities of daily living then they will need services from a Nurse Registry or a Home Health Agency.

Nurse registries provide registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, home health aides and companion/homemakers. A nurse registry can provide all that a companion homemaker company can provide plus they can provide hands-on personal care. Under a nurse registry, all individuals that enter the home to provide direct care are independent contractors, for nurse registries are permitted to have only an administrative staff who are employees of the company.

Home health agencies can provide all that homemaker/companion registrations and nurse registries do but home health agencies can hire employees or contract with independent contractors to provide services, but must provide at least one service by a direct employee. Visiting Homecare has both employees and independent contractors.

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