Tampa Homemaker Companion Services
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.
Featured Tampa (Florida) Homemaker Companion Services

Senior Home Care

Homemaker Companion Service
Tampa • Florida
In operation since 2003, Senior Home Care Services is a registered Tampa, Florida Homemaker Companion Service. Senior Home Care Services has no record of state-imposed citations or fines. Services include: Medication Reminders • Meal Preparation and Kitchen Clean-Up • Errands • Grocery Shopping • Laundry and Linen Changes • Household Organization • Transporation • much, much more!

11718 Beach Mooring Drive, Tampa, FL 33635
(813) 285-7337

Devoted Caregivers
Homemaker Companion Service
Tampa • Florida
Devoted Caregivers is a registered Tampa, Florida Homemaker Companion Service. Operating since 2009, Devoted Caregivers has no record of state-levied citations or fines. Homemaker Companion services include: Shopping and Errands • Pet Care • Home Maintenance Supervision (Cable Installation, House and Appliance Repairs, etc.) • Laundry and Linen Changes • Respite Care Fill-In • Coordinate and Plan Visits and Outings • and much, much more!

6316 Maclaurin Drive, Tampa, FL 33647 • (813) 443-4800