Central Florida has an elder population that just keeps growing and many of our clients between family, work, and other obligations simply cannot dedicate the time they would like to and take care of their loved ones
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 30, 2011
Florida Home Companion recently expanded its home elder care services to include Nurse Registry services to better serve more of their client’s needs.
“Central Florida has an elder population that just keeps growing and many of our clients between family, work, and other obligations simply cannot dedicate the time they would like to and take care of their loved ones,” says Jackie Ossin Hirsch, Co-Founder of Florida Home Companion.
Since the launch of FloridaHomeCompanion.com, the Website has expanded from offering basic elder care services, to being an online resource for families with elderly loved ones. The website also offers a blog that not only focuses on basic elder care issues, but it shows how they apply to patients and families in the Central Florida area.
In order to offer hands-on services, Florida regulations require agencies like, Florida Home Companion, to upgrade from a Homemaker and Companion license to a Nurse Registry license. The nurse registry license allows elder care agencies to provide more hands-on services and it requires that these agencies have full-time nurses on staff to oversee patients and the caregivers.
“Before we just had a Homemaker and Companion license which only allowed us to help our patients with simple needs such as companionship, light cleaning, cooking, and driving”, says Hirsch, “Now that we have a Nurse Registry License, we can offer hands-on services, where we can really help out family caregivers with their loved ones and offer our patients assistance with toileting, bathing, grooming, range of motion exercises, and more.”
About Florida Home Companion
FloridaHomeCompanion.com is a Home Companion and Nurse Registry that provides elder care services such as 24 hour care, bathing, feeding, physical transfer, dressing, toileting, housekeeping, range of motion exercises and more. Florida Home Companion services the Florida counties of Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake, Polk and Highland. For elder care services call 407-478-5469.