Receive Quality care in the convenience of your own home. All of the Healthcare Professionals are screened, tested, and trained so that you can receive the care and attention you deserve from safe and competent professionals such as:
Registered Nurses/Licensed Practical Nurses – Our nursing staff is trained and assigned to cases based on their level of experience and competency. Our nursing staff provides a variety of services, from Diabetic Management to Intravenous Infusion Services.
Physical Therapists work with the patients to make sure that the home environment is safe, they teach fall prevention, and request equipment if necessary to improve the safety of all clients. Our therapists will set individual goals at the start of care and will work together with clients to meet their goals.
Social Workers provide case management and community resource information.
Occupational Therapists work closely with patients to decrease functional limitations and possibly recommend assistance devices if needed.
Home Health Aides assist with bathing, dressing, shaving, nail care, foot care, skin care, all personal hygiene measures. They are able to assist also with light house keeping, meal preparation, laundry, and shopping.
Companion Services assist with meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, shopping, and home maintenance.
Live-In attendant 24 hours a day – Attendant is to assist with meals, home maintenance, and client safety.
Criteria for Admission
Admission to Kaerbear’s Healthcare LLC can only be made under the direction of a physician for patient’s requiring skilled care such as nursing, therapy, or social work services. Clients that do not require skilled care services and wish to receive personal care, homemaker, companion services, live in attendant, or other ancillary care services may be admitted to Kaerbear’s Healthcare without the supervision of a physician. A Registered nurse will provide an In Home Evaluation and consultation to begin the admission process.
The agency can provide a service or a combination of services in your home. Services appropriate to the needs of the individual will be planned, coordinated, and made available under the direction of a physician, if required, and qualified staff.
Every effort will be made to accommodate your individual needs within the parameters set by state and federal rules and regulations for home care and the constraints of your insurance carrier. However, it is important to remember that field staff may have many patients scheduled during the day and their schedules may be influenced by emergencies with other patients, traffic, and the weather. For this reason, it is impossible to set an exact time for your visit. You will be given a time frame within which the visit will be provided. Services provided in Dade and Broward Counties include the following:
- Skilled Nursing Care
- Physical Therapy & Physical Therapy Assistants
- Occupational Therapy & Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Speech Therapy
- Intravenous Therapy
- Psychiatric Nursing Care
- Personal Care Services
- Home Health Aides
- Companion Sitter Services
- Live in Attendants
- Baby Sitting Services
- Homemaker Services
What is the difference between Skilled Care and Custodial Care?
Skilled care is care that is provided by an individual that works on a professional license such as a: Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Physical Therapist (PT), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Occupational Therapist (OT), Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).
Custodial care is care that helps you with usual daily activities like getting in and out of bed, eating, bathing, dressing, and using the bathroom. Custodial care may also include chores such as driving, run errands, provide light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, and grocery shopping. Custodial care is always provided by an individual who has met the screening requirements of the agency to provide such care. Custodial care staff are screened thoroughly. The only difference in the screening process for custodial caregivers is that they are not required to hold a professional license. However, they are required to have extensive hands on training in the field and in the classroom. All staff must also pass a thorough background check. You can find out more about credentialing caregiver in the credentialing section.
Provided by either a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. The nurses confer with your physician often to report your condition and update your plan of care. Services may include evaluation of needs, performance of skilled nursing procedures, education for patients and caregivers relative to patient care.
Licensed Physical therapists & Occupational Therapists will develop a plan of care with your physician and confer with your physician often to discuss therapy modalities and achievable client goals. All therapists set individual clients goals at the start of care and work with clients to meet their goals. Therapists provide a home safety evaluation and will may recommend assistive devices and equipment to maximize safety and prevent falls.
Licensed therapists will develop a plan of care with your physician and will set measurable, achievable, and realistic goals for clients upon the initiation of services.
Personal Care/ Home Health Aide Services
Some, but not all, insurance companies will provide aide services t beneficiaries. These companies usually follow Medicare guidelines for aide services. The primary function of the home aide is to provide personal care. A healthcare professional will discuss your specific needs with you and develop a personalized assignment. At each visit, the aide will complete the assigned activities before leaving you. A nurse will supervise the aide as dictated by law or as you request depending on the payer source. Activities may include:
- Assistance with bathing, dressing, and skin care.
- Hair care ( brushing and shampooing)
- Oral hygiene
- Toileting and toileting hygiene
- Assistance with Range of Motion, assistive devices, transfers, and ambulation
- Exercises when assigned
- Assistance with oral and topical medications if assigned
- Maintaining comfort, safety, and positioning
- Assistance with meal set up and prep if assigned
We realize there may be occasions when your needs for assistance will be greater. If the payer source allows as part of your benefit, the aide may be assigned by the Registered Nurse to provide the following:
- Washing dishes, washing and folding laundry, and light housekeeping
- Grocery shopping once weekly
If your services are of an intermittent nature (visits and not hourly) the staff may have several other patients in one day. Due to the number of patients, traffic, and weather we are unable to promise specific times and must provide a time frame for the visit. The frequency of the aide visits will depend on your needs and goals as determined by you and the nurse or therapist and/or needs identified by your insurance. The length of each “Visit” will depend on the aide’s assignment as written by the nurse or therapist. Generally visits are one hour.
Usually, when you no longer require skilled nursing or therapy services the aide services will end. Discuss continued needs with your nurse or therapist. Of course, you may choose to pay for these and any other services offered by the agency, not part of your benefit, or after the benefit are exhausted.
There may be occasion when you are able to bathe and dress yourself but you need assistance with household chores such as laundry, light cleaning, meal preparation, assistance with doctor visits, shopping, or errands, etc. This type of service is rarely paid for by insurance, but it is available on a private pay basis. If you feel you need this type of help, please call the office to discuss your needs with a supervisor. Activities include:
- Provides care and maintains the home in an optimum state of cleanliness and safety
- May prepare meals
- Provide Light Housekeeping
- Wash Laundry
- Errands such shopping
- Provide child care
- Provides casual cosmetic assistance (hair brushing, assist with makeup, filing, and nail polish (paint and file only)
- Assist with stabilizing clients during walking
- Will report to supervisor and be supervised as appropriate according to law and as requested by the client