Fort Lauderdale Homemaker Companion Services
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At Home Senior Care
of South Florida

Homemaker Companion Service
Fort Lauderdale • Florida
At Home Senior Care of South Florida is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, registered Homemaker Companion Service under the same ownership since 2005. At Home Senior Care of South Florida has no record of state-imposed citations or fines and at the time of publication, has an active registration status. Services include: Errands • Light Housekeeping • Meal Preparation and Serving • Transporation • Medication Reminders • Laundry and Linen Changing • Organization • and much, much more!

725 Intercoastal Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 907-2123


Murry's Home Care
Homemaker Companion Service
Fort Lauderdale • Florida
Murry's Home Care is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida Homemaker Companion Service under the same ownership since 2009. At the time of publication, Murry's Home Care has an active registration and there are no records of state-imposed citations or fines. Services include: Companionship • Letter Writing • Errands and Transportation • Meal Preparation • Light Housekeeping • Laundry and Linen Changes • Clearing of Trash and Garbage • House Organization • and much, much more!

1621 Davie Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 • (954) 548-1738

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indentThe State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has established regulatory provisions for a rather unique classification of home care services aimed predominately at the senior citizen community: Homemaker Companion Services.

Definition of a Homemaker Companion Service

indentThe State of Florida defines a Homemaker Companion Service as "any organization that provides companion services or homemaker services and does not provide a home health service". Furthermore, the AHCA defines a companion or sitter as a "person who spends time with or cares for an elderly, handicapped, or convalescent individual and accompanies such individual on trips and outings and may prepare and serve meals to such individual. A companion may not provide hands-on personal care* to a client".
(*Personal Care is defined in State of Florida law as "assistance to a patient (or client) in the activities of daily living, such as dressing; eating; personal hygiene; and assistance in physical transfer or ambulation; and in administering medicines".

Homemaker Companion Services Guidelines and Regulations
• Services may not include hands-on personal care

• No state license is required for a Homemaker Companion Service; however, the service must register with the State of Florida AHCA

• The State of Florida does not require Homemaker Companion Services to carry insurance

• There is a formal process for filing complaints about a Homemaker Companion Service with the AHCA; Homemaker Companion Services are required to inform their clients of their right to issue complaints and provide a list of the applicable phone numbers for making such reports

Homemaker Companion Services are required to obtain and verify employment history of persons who are employed or contracted by them to have contact with agency clients
Services Provided by Homemaker Companion Agencies

indentHomemaker Companion Sevices offer a wide range of services to their clients - none involving hands-on personal care. Some of the most common services offered by Homemaker Companion Services are light housekeeping • meal preparation • casual transportion for errands and appointments • medication reminders • linen changes
wellness checks • and much, much more.

Background Screening

Homemaker Companion Service administrators, managers, homemakers and companions are all required to submit to background screening. Administrators or managers must sign an affidavit annually stating all personnel hired or contracted by the service have been properly screened.

For further information on Homemaker Companion Service registration requirements, state investigation of complaints, background screening criteria, etc., contact the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration through its website: www.ahca.myflorida.com or by calling (888) 419-3456.