SYNERGY HomeCare

601 North Congress Avenue
Suite 429
Delray Beach FL 33445

561-276-9985

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  • Boca Raton
  • Boynton Beach
  • Delray Beach
  • Greenacres
  • Highland Beach
  • Lake Worth
  • Lantana
  • Manalapan
  • Palm Beach
  • Palm Beach Gardens
  • Palm Springs
  • Wellington
  • Royal Palm Beach and West Palm Beach (Home Health Agency License#: 299993623)

Types of Caregivers and Home Care Companies

The State of Florida and many other states allow different types of companies and providers to provide home care services. That makes it confusing for seniors who are trying to figure out the differences between them. Here is a table with the main differences:

(Synergy HomeCare in Delray Beach, FL is a non-medical Home Health Agency.)

Regulation

Independent Caregiver

HomeMaker

Nurse Registry

Non-medical Home Health Agency

Skilled Home Health Agency

Types of services

Within the individual’s professional license

Homemaker

Companion

Homemaker

Companion

Home Health Aide

Some provide LPN, RN

Homemaker

Companion

Home Health Aide

 

Homemaker

Companion

Home Health Aide

LPN, RN,

PT, ST, OT

Hands-on personal care? (bathing, dressing, toileting, ambulation, feeding)

Only if Home Health Aide or CNA

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Are there minimum standards for patient services?

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Is insurance liability coverage required?

 

No

No

No (Hires independent contractors)

Yes (Hires W-2 employees)

Yes (Hires W-2 employees)

Funding sources

Personal funds

Personal funds

Personal funds

long-term insurance

VA Aid and Attendance

Workers Comp

Personal funds

long-term insurance

VA Aid and Attendance

Workers Comp

Personal funds

Private insurance

Medicare, Medicaid

Who is responsible for tax liabilities

Caregiver

Caregiver

Caregiver

 

Company

(W-2 employees)

Company (W-2 employees)

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