Personal Care Caregivers
There are varying degrees of one-on-one care when you choose Take Care Home Health for private duty care. As a licensed agency, we provide a broad range of services to meet our clients’ total care needs. While the descriptors below provide a brief overview of service for personal care, Take Care also offers skilled nurses who are licensed to assist with more in-depth care needs. Our New Services team is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) & Home Health Aides (HHA)
CNAs and HHAs provide personal, non-skilled, hands-on care for the client in addition to socialization and transportation. Respite care is also a common support requested when a spouse or significant other is the primary caregiver. Often times clients wish to prolong their independence in their own home, along with the autonomy they’re used to. Our caregivers, at every level, honor this request and assimilate to the home environment without interfering or taking charge.
HHA and CNA Supportive Services
- Dental & Mouth Care
How does Take Care determine the type of care I need?
- RN Clinical Supervisors work with clients to determine the level and frequency of care. The RN Clinical Supervisor then creates an individual care plan for each specific client.
- RN Clinical Supervisor communicates with Take Care caregivers on client’s condition and care needs
- RN Clinical Supervisors may direct Take Care caregivers to set medication reminders for a client
Mobility & Range of Motion: Exercises for strength & safety, Transfers, Ambulation
How will a Take Care caregiver assist me?
- Transport in client or caregiver vehicle
- Socialization & Outings
- Driving to appointments (for example: physician appointments, pre-operation appointments, or hair appointments)
How do I maintain my dignity and privacy as a client?
- Take Care Caregivers assimilate into the client’s home and environment to encourage continued independence, on a safe level, for clients
- RN Clinical Supervisor communicates closely with the client to involve them with determining a schedule for care and caregiver preference (based on a system of personality, skill level, and location).
- Take Care Caregivers provide the primary caregiver respite care
- Laundry & Tidying
- Meal Preparation
- Grocery Shopping (with or without client)
Assistance with, but not limited to:
- Bathing, toileting, personal hygiene, and getting dressed
- Ambulating, range-of-motion exercises, and transfers
- Driving & transportation, with or without client
- Light housekeeping, laundry, & meal preparation
- Errands, including grocery shopping & social outings
- Medication reminders
- Follows the individual care plan as directed by the RN Clinical Supervisor
- Keeps RN Clinical Supervisor up to date on any changes to the client’s condition or care needs.
Let our New Services team work with you to customize your care specific to your needs, be it one hour a day of care or 24 hours a day, call us (941) 927-2292.
Companions provide socialization and transportation for clients to diversional activities. By law and as enforced by the State of Florida, a companion cannot provide hands-on care for the client. As per the client’s request and time allotted, companions may also assist with tasks such as light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, and errands.
Continued Oversight: Training & Specialty
Take Care’s Registered Nurse Clinical Supervisors (RNCS) oversee and manage all of the caregivers who provide our client’s private duty care. Each nurse has completed three to six months of extended training with Take Care and independently have worked in the nursing field for at least 10 years prior to joining Take Care. Their expertise, experience, and longevity support our mission in providing the best in care. A Registered Nurse is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to both client and caregivers.
When you choose Take Care you can expect to meet with a RN Clinical Supervisor, as a courtesy, who will discuss with you the appropriate level and frequency of care you require. They will:
- Assist you in determining the hours of care you need and detail the specific duties to be accomplished by the caregiver assigned to you
- Provide your physician with a written Plan of Care, for your physician’s approval and signature, outlining the Take Care services being provided to you
- Maintain oversight of the Take Care caregivers who provide your care
- Stay in close contact with you, your family or other responsible party, and your physician in order to ensure that we continue to provide you with the appropriate level and hours of care
- The RNCSs perform supervisory visits with clients every 60 days and communicates any updates or changes in relation to the client’s private duty home health care to the Take Care caregivers and to the designated family members.