Jacksonville Homemaker Companion Services
Featured Jacksonville (Florida) Homemaker Companion Services

Care & COmfort
Companion Services

Homemaker Companion Service
Jacksonville • Florida
Care & Comfort Companion Services is a Jacksonville, Florida Homemaker Companion Service operating under the continual ownership since 2009. Care & Comfort Companion Services is currently registered with the State of Florida and has no record of state-imposed fines or citations. Services include: Respite Companionship • Medication Reminders • Transportation • Errands and Shopping • Light Housekeeping • and much, much more!

4306 Plymouth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205 • (904) 619-6282

Heart Home Care
Homemaker Companion Service
Jacksonville • Florida
Heart Home Care in Jacksonville, Florida is a registered Homemaker Companion Service just starting operation in 2012. Heart Home Care has no record of state-levied citations or fines. Services include: Meal Preparation and Meal Service • Companionship, Reading and Letter-Writing • Assistance with Bill-Paying • Light Housekeeping • Medication Reminders • Errands and Transportation • Laundry and Linen Changes • and much, much more!

8824 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32211
(904) 551-0918
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 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.
• 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