A: Approved Home Health is licensed by the State of Florida to provide care in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties.
A: No. Approved Home Health staff is available for shifts of any length, but there may be a higher rate charged for visits of less than three hours.
A: Our policy is that all referrals are seen by our registered nurse (RN) for an evaluation within 48 hours of the initial call. Quite often, we’re able to make that visit within just a few hours.
A: All the members of our personal care team are licensed Home Health Aides or Certified Nursing Assistants. Our staff is bonded and undergo extensive background checks. They are drug screened when hired and at random times throughout their employment. We also believe it’s very important for our staff to continue to build their expertise, so they all participate in ongoing monthly education to keep their skills sharp.
A: Services for our clients are billed weekly and may be covered by credit card, check or long term care insurance. There is no Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement, but we do have contracts with a number of local agencies, some of which provide funding for those who qualify.